I am asking that all of you that read my blog (and I know there is a number of you) to please read the posts below very carefully and TAKE ACTION. We, and 5000 other in process families are in danger of not being able to bring our babies home if our adoption goes past 12/31/07. I have cut and paste (with her permission) a post by another fellow adoptive mom who clearly explains everything that is going on and what we can do:
Here is her post: READ THIS
This is her post about what action needs to be taken: READ THIS
We all want Gabriel to come home and we simply cannot face the reality that he will not. The issue at hand is that once his birthmother relinquishes her rights to her son and we have not fully become his parents by law, that means, YES, he has NO LEGAL PARENTS. What happens then you might ask? HE GOES INTO THE FOSTER CARE SYSTEM. We cannot allow that to happen. It is simply not an option. Guatemala is too poor of a country to even be able to take care of 5000 babies in their foster care system. It is not a reality and what is so saddening is that here you have all these parents that are going through the grueling adoption process only to be told that after all their work, they will not be grandfathered in under the countries old laws. This is simply unacceptable and we need to have our voices heard.
Greg and I will die trying to get that little boy home. He is our son and belongs with us here.
Please do what you can. We implore this of you.