Friday, November 19, 2010

The Ukraine

There are several blogs I follow about people who have adopted or are adopting from the Ukraine. Most of these sweet children have special needs and without someone to come get them and take them home, are destined to live out their days in really, really horrible conditions. (Some of the children pictured in that post are in the process of being adopted out - and they are included in this crisis!) When they are older (four? six?) they are sent to institutions where they don't survive for very long at all. But organizations like Reece's Rainbow have raised awareness about these children, and many people are adopting them.

But now. The Ukrainian government is voting soon on whether to stop ALL international adoptions. The bill has passed one vote; it only needs one more to stop all adoptions. Just like that, families who have been working, praying, loving, and trying to get their babies home will be told that there is nothing they can do. Families who are currently in the Ukraine, so close to being done with the process, will be sent home with empty arms. I can't imagine. Well, I can. But I really don't want to.

And all those little ones, who were created by God and are loved by Him... they will remain in their cribs. They won't know the love of a family. They won't have the nutrition and medicine and therapy they need.

There are two things you can do to help:
1. Pray. A lot.
2. Write to your congressmen and ask them to step in and do something about it. Click HERE to go to a blog with links on how to contact them, as well as a form letter you can email to them. It's so easy to do; takes all of five minutes.

Jesus, have mercy.

1 comment:

Zack & Jennifer Dove said...

Thanks for visiting our blog, and for posting about the situation in Ukraine. We are brokenhearted right now, and praying fervently that any legal actions taken will not halt current adoptions, but will be an effort to protect the children of Ukraine (much like the bilater agreements being developed between Russia & America right now).

Jenn in Georgia