Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The bombshell

I usually try to keep my blog light and as funny as possible, but recent developments in our adoption are forcing me to have a reality check.

We were hit with a bombshell Thursday night that the VN govt is denying 10 of the 20 adoption cases. We are not one of the 10, but it does not look good for the rest of the cases either. The Vietnamese govt has said our case (and 9 others) will not move forward.

One of our U.S. Senator's office's was on the case as of Friday morning, but we don't have a lot of details and there has been conflicting info. Needless to say, we still have a lot of questions.

We are in shock over this news. Just last Tuesday (the 12th) we had learned that it looked like some positive movement was starting to take place, yet 48 hours later, we learned of this incredibly troubling development.

There is a group of five parents who are bonding together their collective brain power to figure out the best way to get attention to our situation, but are waiting until we get more details before spreading the word.

We are emailing and calling as many influential people as we can possibly think of right now to help us, but we're still not sure exactly what we need to do.

Get ready. We may need to mobilize everyone we know (and those we don't) to campaign for these precious 20 lives.

In the meantime, expect some humorous posts as it helps take my mind off of the news. It is consuming every waking moment right now.


  1. Good for your fighting this out. I don't get exactly why this is happening, but it seems you are doing all you can to make this work. Please keep us informed and if there is anything we, online, can do you know we will. xoxoxoxox

  2. You fight for those little ones, I know you will win! if you
    need us for online protests or whatever it is we can do, we
    are here for you! look forward to the humorous posts, I'm
    glad you have found something to take your mind off
    this news. SUCH a bombshell!

  3. So sorry to read and please let us know if we can do any on line rallying!

  4. It seems that there is one stumbling block after another and that is so very frustrating. I have been in a number of situations with innumerable stumbling blocks and there have been tears of fury and helplessness and I am just so sorry you were hit with this bombshell.

  5. We at the ready to do whatever we can! This just cannot end like this.

  6. Please let me know how I can help.