Posted by: ourwildride | September 30, 2007

Sitting Tight

It never ceases to amaze me how much A&W are processing everything along with us. W especially (A tends to talk more openly) – I’ll think he isn’t listening to something and then a few days later up it pops. Tonight we were getting ready to brush teeth and he asked me, ‘Um mama? Why can’t T (foster mom) take care of Toby forever?’ So, I explained for the umpteenth time how a foster family works. And he says, ‘Oh right. (DUH, MOM) I mean, why doesn’t S (birth mom) get to take care of him forever, like us with you?’ Wow. He knows how to hit the nail on the head, doesn’t he? 

At any rate, we’re sitting tight for the moment. 

If you are looking for more information on the situations with Guatemalan intercountry adoption (ICA) I’ve got a couple of good sources for you to explore. There are about 5000 families/children (pipeline cases) in process that would be affected if ICA were halted. With that in mind, a new website called 5000Orphans.com has been set up as a clearing house of information on the issue. In addition, the Joint Council on International Children’s Services (JCICS), an adoption advocacy group, has issued a response and outlined a plan of action. I see the JCICS assessment and response as being rational and logical. It also provides a good overview of the situation if you are trying to understand what is happening.

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