Monday, June 1, 2009
It is the M word. Apparently there is officially a moratorium on adoptions from Kyrgyzstan. Although, no agency really heard about it until a delegation of Kyrgyz officials announced it at a meeting in Washington, DC last weelk. So there will be a pleasant discussion with our children about how Aaron probably isn't going to come home, but that we will always think about him and try to help him in any way we can. Our money is sitting at Adoption Alliance and will stay there forever, probably. The moratorium started in February 2009 and they will decide by February, 2010 whether or not to become Hague. In my opinion, international adoptions are over for Kyrgyzstan for a long time. I am usually an optimist...but with the world how it is today and the increasing difficulty with any international adoption...they are done.
I would like to give UNICEF a great big finger...and not a nice one. I hope they are happy that their grand vision has ensured that hundreds, thousands of children will grow up in institutions without families that could have had families. I would rather pull out my fingernails than support UNICEF. My biggest grudge holding is for my homestudy agency who made us wait to start because they are jerks...if we had started when we got Aaron's referral we would be one of the 65 families who still had hope that our child would come home.
Now that I have had a public temper tantrum...I can take a deep breath. We will still do whatever we can to help him and I will remind myself that all things happen for a reason and when a door shuts a window opens...stay tuned for opening windows.