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We have lived in Romania for 16 years now. We have 6 kids. The top photo of our family is the day we met the twins, just before their 4th birthday. We were granted custody of them on their 5th birthday.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Another adoption update

I guess it is time for another adoption update since we have heard a little more news. I am becoming increasingly frustrated with what should have been an "easy" adoption. I have lived in Romania for almost 7 years now and it should have long ago seased to amaze that things NEVER go as they should here...but sometimes you just hope and wish and pray that something would be easy. So, the twins are here for a week and we are excited about that. We had a great birthday with them today.
Baron called to talk with our social worker to see if anything had been resolved. She told him that if this were in her county and the adoptive parents were in another county it would be no problem she would have placed the kids with us by now...but we are in the hands of another county. So, we called the twins social worker...she is for them being placed with us too but her superiors have decided that #1 someone must be appointed legal guardian to go to court and say the twins can be adopted and #2 that someone must be in their county...which excludes us and it is also frightening for us to think about a family becoming their legal guardian and then possibly deciding they want to keep them and they would have that right since they are the legal guardians. Also, it is not in the twins best interest to move out from the only home they ever knew into a new family when all this time we have been telling them they are going to move in with us...how confusing would that be for them. I called a contact we have...someone who knows the law and said that since there are no parents the law says they don't need a legal guardian they are adoptable already. She said she would get us an appointment with the department of protective services and she (even though she lives quite far away) would be willing to come and help us in the meeting since she knows the law. She feels we can resolve it by talking to them. This Sunday is Easter and the next Sunday is "little Easter" so next week everyone is on vacation. She is going to work on getting us an appointment for the week of May 6.
So, big prayer request...pray that the powers that be in Bihor county will have an open mind and look at the law as a whole and reconsider the route they are taking with the twins and place them with us.


sarah said...

Iam so praying for you.. I hope you had a great birthday party today :)

Al your pal said...

Hi Joyce,
We are praying for you guys.
I love your blog, keep up the good work.


loukness said...

We are praying also.