My beautiful friend Kaitlyn put together this video from our time in Uganda. I miss those kiddos and that country so much that it brought tears to my eyes! I hope you enjoy watching it!
Thursday, April 18, 2013
The adoption process should NOT be so difficult. Everyone deserves to be loved, know that they are loved, and have a solid family -- no matter what that family looks like. That needs to be the focus. Forget all of the politics.
In learning more about international adoptions out of Uganda, I am finding that it's not just a hard process, it's nearly impossible. Nearly. It feels like, in beginning this process, you are embarking on a journey full of heartache - no matter what the turnout is in the end. Almost every step is a barrier, an obstacle, a challenge. It's a lonely journey that no one else can understand unless they've been there.
A new documentary was just released called Stuck that details the problems with the adoption system worldwide. There are so many problems on a governmental level in so many countries - ours included. There are so many children waiting for families, and there are so many families waiting for children. It's time for things to change.
Please educate yourselves and check out the documentary here.