Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Can You Spare $5?!?

I have to share this with you! I don't personally know this family, but I DO KNOW THEIR DESIRE AND DETERMINATION! They are in a race against time to bring their son home from China before he ages out in January.

I don't know all the details, but it's my understanding their social worker decided they could not move forward, leaving this child no time for another family to complete the process...but just as frustrating, tying the hands of the family who stepped out in obedience.

I understand all too well. The same thing happened to us last year as we were racing to get Kooper home before he aged out in January! Our placing agency approved us for two; CCAA approved us for 2; CIS approved us for 2...but when we got to the point of needing a home study addendum, merely approving us for a 2 year old AND a 13 year old (instead of two toddlers) our home study agency, after making us jump through all kinds of hoops, flat refused (oh, but they did offer to advocate for this boy - how nice!). We were left scrambling for a new home study agency, and it was the BEST thing that could have happened! Now we have an amazing social worker with an amazing home study agency where the 'agency policies' are not given priority over the life of a child.

All that to say....this family has found a new social worker and are in need of funds! They are working hard to raise the necessary funds to get their son home before he turns 14, at which time he has no chance of a family.
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