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    Your Help is NEEDED!!!

         There is a way YOU can help!!  It will only take a minute of your time and could potentially make the difference of life alone or life with the love of a family for thousands of orphans. Members of Congress have a short window of opportunity to sign on to two letters regarding Russia‚Äôs recent decision to ban adoptions to the United States.  The first letter is to President Vladimir Putin of Russia and the second is to President Obama.  Both letters appeal to each leader to recognize the basic human rights of these children and all children in Russia to a family and to work to resolve the…

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    Bold and Confident

      The past few weeks have been quite an emotional roller coaster. Ups and downs on a daily basis.  With the news from L’s country, regarding the current ban, changing from one minute to the next. (You can read through some of the many stories and articles this separate post.) The news in the morning might be different from the news in the evening and then there may be nothing new for days…leaving us all waiting.  Waiting to hear what the final outcome will be. The best (and worst) part is that we are still waiting...  Sometimes, it’s easier to put words together in a post than other times and…

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    News Links

    This post is really nothing fancy.  I’ve simply put links to some of the many, many articles, stories and briefings regarding developments in L’s country.  Some of the information is hopeful and some not so much.  Of course, the initial news stories are a bit irrelevant at this point, but I thought I’d share for anyone interested in the background details.  I have tried to put them in order (with the newest at the top) and will attempt to add more as any new and relevant information is shared.  For those families in the process, our agencies are keeping in contact, the DOS (Department of State) and USCIS (United States…