Non of the powers that be realize the impact that their procrastination is having. I have seen first hand the needless loss of life as a result. We have sat in Hospitals and exam rooms with some of these kids as attempts are made to provide a level of care for them that can only be provided in a more advanced medical system.
Before returning to Kyrgyzstan in March, we decided to personally visit the families and the homes of children that have been or are waiting to be adopted from Kyrgyzstan... I can't begin to describe the anguish we felt as we drove into picture perfect surroundings and visited the future homes of children we know and love. We have seen there bed rooms and they play rooms.. we have held their toys and have listened to the hearts cry of the families waiting for them... and not just parents, but aunts and uncles, cousins and grand parents.. we have even visited with their neighbours... They say it takes a whole community to raise a child and yet we have entire communities waiting to take up the role, yet the children still wait. for 26 days 4 flights 5000 km of driving.. and the common factor for us was children and their "HOPE for a future.."
Words are not enough .. if they were the kids would be in loving homes by now... it doesn't help to stand up and scream... many have done that. At times like this, I think it is important to realize that not everything is in our control, nor can it be fixed by us.. but that does not mean that there is not a solution... everything else has been tried... how about this