Friday, June 13, 2014

From Bad to Worse

In my last post I wrote about how we have to wait for Congo to write new adoption laws before we could bring our son home. It was our assumption that was something they were currently working on. However, our newest tidbit of news is that the Congo Parliament will be out of session all summer. They will not even begin writing the new laws until the fall. It is unclear who needs to adhere to these new laws and who gets "grandfathered in", but for some reason we all have to wait for them to get written. Who knows how long it will take them to write and pass the new adoption law and then process the hundreds of adoption cases.

At the end of this month dozens of adoptive families who have children STUCK in Congo will be making a trip to Washington, D.C. to meet with their senators and representatives. It is not possible for us to make the trip, but our prayers will be with them. We don't know what all they may be able to accomplish, but hopefully at least more awareness and support will be raised for our children.