Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Update on Adoption

Well there is no real news except that Liberia is still closed to adoption. I spoke with a very nice lady at the Liberian Embassy in Washington D.C. today. She said,"adoption is still on hold while they are still investigating."

I want to thank those in the Liberian community here in Atlanta for your support of our adoption process. We look forward to meeting many of you in person. It is our desire that our daughters become Liberian-Americans and retain their heritage. It is also our desire to travel back to Liberia with them as they grow older. We want them to know their roots just like our biological children know about the place in which they were born and have lived. We want to learn to cook our daughters national foods, teach them about their land and display their flag. Yes they will be American as well but they will always be Liberian.

When I think of Liberians I think of a people of hope and determination. It is so difficult to think about these children who have no parents, no home, no food all due to a war beyond their control. I think of parents who gave their lives for their children and those who gave their lives to bring about a peaceful republic. We pray that Liberia will begin to stabilize and get back on its feet. We pray that the government will make wise choices for the people and we pray for President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Vice President Joseph Boakai.

Thanks to each of you who have continued to follow our long adoption process. The Lord knows the day and time in which these little ones will come home to live with us in America. Please continue to uplift us in prayer as we continue to wait patiently.


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