"I prayed for this child and the LORD has granted me what I asked of Him" 1Samuel 1:27

Monday, November 22, 2010


The Ukrainian legislature is in the process of voting on a bill that would suspend all intercountry adoptions from countries without bilateral agreements with them. This includes the United States. The bill passed a first reading and vote, but must still pass a second reading and be signed into law by the president. News is that the second hearing and vote will come the week of DECEMBER 14-17. It is also understood that if it passes, it will include suspension of all adoptions in progress.
The entire situation is complicated and messy. A bilateral agreement is a good thing in the long run but the way the bill is written adoptions would stop until the agreement is worked out and that could take months or yrs. and bottom line is many of these kids don't have months or years. Just afew weeks ago a Reece's Rainbow family brought home a precious little 7yr. old girl and she weighed only SIXTEEN POUNDS. She had been drugged in her crib to keep her calm. The doctors on our side of the ocean cried when they saw her. She didn't have months or years. Right now there are families IN COUNTRY, with their kids, waiting for court dates and holding their breath that they receive their court dates BEFORE this vote. Others have all their paper work in and are waiting for travel dates. They too are holding their breath that they get to their kids before this vote. Many families and many childrens lives are riding on this bill. So, i am asking that you
mark this date on your calendar and every time you see it PRAY.
Pray for the families who are sacrificing so much to get these kids out in time. Pray for the men who will be voting for the bill that they will have the grace to consider the "least of these" in their country- both the special needs and the harder to place older kids- that they would spare their lives and futures by placing into bill, wording that would allow adoptions to continue while they continue to work towards a better system for all. Pray that God will move in their hearts like He has moved in the hearts of the families who are trying to get these kids out of these institutes. PRAY PRAY PRAY!!
The little ones below ALL HAVE FAMILIES WHO WANT THEM. These kids are being affected RIGHT NOW. Their families are on their knees. WE can join them and pray these babies home.


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