Thursday, February 25, 2010

Stalled Kyrygyz Adoptions

I think I forgot to post a few weeks back about the youtube video that has been posted about our Kyrgyz adoptions!

The amazing Suzanne spearheaded this project and the generous folks over at Barbary Post and the Singing Serpent made it happen! I am so grateful to all of them.

There are many pictures of the BBH where Moonbeam still lives. And pictures of many children who once lived in the BBH and are now living in their forever families!

A Russian version of this video with pictures of waiting families and their matched children - including Moonbeam and me - was given to many Kyrgyz officials by the advocacy team on their trip. Please pray that it makes and impact and that it will create a sense of urgency to act on behalf of the waiting children!

Check it out here

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Moonbeam Has a Visitor!

Many of you probably know that JCICS and three waiting families were on the ground in Bishkek over this past week. You can read more at JCICS's blog Be the Answer.

God orchestrated the trip perfectly to allow the families to meet with many officials at a strategic time - the week right before Parliament is scheduled to discuss IA once again. Now we wait with baited breath this week to see how they might act on the info shared last week.

One of the wonderful benefits of this trip was that the team had the opportunity to check in on the waiting children. My dear friend and travel buddy Lisa wrote me this email last week....I really haven't stopped smiling since! And I cannot wait to see the photos!

"I just wanted you to know that I spent a little time with A. today. Oh my, she is sooooo beautiful! She has a head of hair and her smiling eyes are still shiney! I crocheted her a little hat on the way over on the second flight. I put it on and took some pictures. I did not have the chance to make her a photo book, but I did bring a couple of photos. Oh, it was beautiful. I will share more when I am home and rested, but know that she is still a bright little star and all seems well."

A million thanks to Lisa and the rest of the team for taking the time to love all of the waiting kiddos! It means so much to know that they are well! I am encouraged for the first time in months. Even though we still do not have a travel date I am once again hopeful that things will eventually be resolved and Moonbeam and all of her buddies will come home!