Please Sign This Petition/ PLEASE PRAY

On Tuesday, September 25th, the US Dept of State came out with a warning saying people should avoid adopting from Guatemala. We went into this knowing changes could take place, but the US Dept of State and Guatemala both had agreed that in process cases as of Jan 1, 2008 (like us) would be "grandfathered" in and safe. The US is now saying they aren't sure this will happen. Meaning, Isabella (and other children like her) may never come home.

Here's the deal...Guatemala's President Berger wants to stop all Guatemalan adoptions as of January 1, 2008. Even those in process with a POA (power of attorney)and a 171H will not be able to proceed with their adoptions. We have been told all along that when the Hague happens in January, we would be grandfathered in under the old laws because we have a POA in place. Now it doesn't seem like that will even matter! President Berger will be out of office on January 14th, and our prayer is that the Hague will not be implemented by then.

So please take a minute to sign this online petition. They only need your name and email address for verification. We need to let the US know that it is not okay for them to allow Guatemala to ignore the rules and disallow inprocess adoptions from continuing. Thousands of children, like our Bella, would be left in orphanages instead of having permanent loving homes. First, please take a second and PRAY FOR BELLA. Second, click the link below and sign the online petition.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart,

1 comment:

Steve & Amy said...

Praying that the Lord watch everything and bring the children home. We will be siging the petition. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.