Family 2013

Family 2013
Ohana means family. Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.

Saturday, June 21, 2008


We received a letter from our current agency AGC,spelling out the dire situation of the orphanges that they operate in various countries. With China taking forever (sort of a shutdown) to receive a referral, and Vietnam closing its doors right on the tail of Guatemala ending adoptions as of Dec 2007, the care of the children left behind is falling on agencies with less and less funds coming in from adoptions. My current agency ( I used a FTC to adopt from Guatemala) is desperately trying to find a way to continue to care for the children that STILL need care but will not be adopted. I am proud to have picked an agency that truly cares about the children. Stop and think for a second....with NO ONE to turn to for care of her new baby in Guatemala, What is a single, scared, mother to do? MANY of the birthmoms who made adoption plans for their children did so out of fear for their own lives if their secret pregnancy should get out. Dads are long gone. UNICEF stopped facilitators and lawyers being close by to help...BUT UNICEF didn't build any homes for the unwed mothers. Or orphanges to care for the babies and children if the moms can not keep the babies at all. Way to go UNICEF :( It terrifies me to think what is happening to all the young moms and children. AGCI has a link I will add tomorrow if you would like to donate to help them keep their orphanges open to care for the children left behind. There are many wonderful groups in Guatemala strugglng to pick up the pieces. If your heart is in Guatemala/China/Vietnam pick any one. The kids really need us..
Ok now PGN. Oye. I hated PGN when I was in process. They suck. Thrilled Ethiopia has a more solid system in place. See what PGN is up to now. Click the link :)

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