Guatadopt post

If you’re connected to adoption from Guatemala, chances are good that you’ve already read the May 11 Guatadopt post on the relationship between CICIG and Senator Landrieu, and the status of Susana Luarca.

If you haven’t, please do. Guatadopt writer “Kevin” offers an excellent summary of both situations; his analysis of the difference between “abnormalities” and “non-serious abnormalities” in the adoption process rings true. As for Kevin’s statement that “all of this is very reminiscent of what has been going on in this debate for far too long.” Hear, hear! Take a look at the Guatemala900 website to learn about families whose cases have been hashed over for a minimum of three years. Many cases have moldered years longer.

As an adoptive mother to one child who lingered in foster care for fifteen months, and another for six,  I can tell you that every day makes a difference–to adoptive parents, yes, but more than that, to the future life of a child. 

The “comments” on the Guatadopt site enlighten as much as the post itself.  Read for yourself, and you’ll see.

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2 Responses to “Guatadopt post”

  1. Chrissy says:

    Exactly what kills me – “I can tell you that every day makes a difference–to adoptive parents, yes, but more than that, to the future life of a child”.

    Finding families for the kids as soon as possible with a quicker process should be the priority. With that being said, I’m probably asking too much as the status of international adoption worldwide is a mess. I often ask myself if the Hague helped or hurt the process.

  2. Jessica says:

    Chrissy: Me too. Real lives are at stake here. While debates rage, days tick by, becoming weeks, months, years. The effects are deep and lasting. Thank you for caring.

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