Friday, December 10, 2010

look for the ONE

We are 2 days from the end of the Christmas pie in the face challenge, and we have about $3500 to go. this is very reachable.. it will be so great if we can let all our friends and workers know that Christmas is a go this year..
I should be focused more on this, but as you noticed the last couple posts, my heart has been breaking for a young girl named Katya. She is a young girl that has found herself alone and abandoned yet again. Now I do not know the whole story and I am sure there is a whole story is... but I do know that it's just not right. Children are just not disposable... At 18 it's not over... I think of the blessing that our Altynai has been to us.. she was 18 when she came to live with us in Kyrgyzstan.. It has not always been easy, and we have all had to work hard, but thats just what you do... and if there was any chance for us to bring her home to Canada with us we would in a heart beet.. we have tried and failed 3 times now... but thats a different story
I have become a strong advocate for Internationale adoption over the last few years. I know that there can be issues when raising any child, adopted or not.. but I think that there is a tremendous responsibility to work through issues with kids , and some times that requires greater resources then we have .. that's why there are places to go to get help...but that is here...If the structure and resources where readily available in the birth countries, there would not bee such a need for international adoptions... Now imagine a young girl... who has been up routed her whole life.. now facing the uncertainty in a land that she no longer understands the language, and has lost touch with the culture..trying to weave her way through the political and legal system... She must just feel so lost.....

"What do you think? If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go to look for the one that wandered off?

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