Regulations and Bureaucrats vs. Orphans

by | Nov 11, 2012

I don’t often write about deeply personal issues on this blog although I feel a need to express myself and have chosen this soapbox for my podium today.

Yesterday was Orphan Sunday in the United States and my church, as many others, focused our service on the plight of orphans in the United States and internationally. One of the stories shared was of a mother who adopted two wonderful children from Haiti. I would love to share her specific story as it was unbelievably emotional yet I don’t have her permission to do so (at least not yet). As I listened to her discuss the process of adopting her two children I found myself struggling with feeling of pure rage. This mother actually moved to Haiti for THREE YEARS in order to adopt her children. These children were in orphanges and had NO FAMILY yet the bureaucrats and red tape delayed them from having a family for three years!

I know many of you are saying, fine, that is Haiti – everything is a mess there. Haiti certainly does have it’s problems