Thursday, April 15, 2010

Russia Halts U.S. Adoptions

This is a story from the LA Times (click here to read).

While I am obviously a huge proponent of international adoptions, here is an example of one of the risks- overreaction by a country. While there are some problems with international adoption as in the case of the mom who sent her son back, countries must be careful not to overreact. The ripple affect is horrendous- for the children waiting to go into the loving hands of loving parents- for the parents awaiting their children.

It really tears at me to hear these stories. I pray that they would be able to quickly investigate this and open their doors to adoption again. Otherwise it is the orphans who pay the price.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Jack Be Nimble, Jack Be Quick

This was a sign on a bridge in St. Charles next to a very edgy Mother Goose.