Hey, I know it has been a long time since I have been on here. The reason being is that there is no news about my adoption that I can publicly share. So if you are reading this, PLEASE keep praying! For those of you who continue to send in support, I am GRATEFUL!!!!!
What I can tell you is that a lot is changing in Haiti when it comes to adoption. Haiti ratified the Hague Convention which the best way I can explain it to non-adoption people is Hague is something like the United Nations for adoption. A common set of rules/laws/policies to protect children.
Ratifying Hague does not mean that Haiti suddenly a Hague nation. But pray please that Haiti takes her time. Once a document is deposited in the Netherlands, that is the last step and then within 90 days things are checked to make sure a country is in full compliance. It took the the USA something like 16 years (that's a figure I remember, may be less, but for sure longer than a decade) to come into full compliance. A nation does not want to deposit the document prematurely or adoptions can be shut down all together if full compliance is not found. I pray the people in charge listen to the right people trying to advise them.
Once of the first policies Haiti will implement VERY soon is that all families adopting from Haiti have to be working with a select Agency of Haiti's choosing that is a Hague accredited agency. My agency is not Hague. So if something doesn't happen in the next week or two, I will not make the mid-September deadline and will need to look for anew agency.
To say the least, I have bee overwhelmed, upset, angry, sad....but also I have surrounded all of this to HIM daily and HE gives me peace that passes what I can understand! So, keep PRAYING! Please! HE can, is able, and will make a way where there seems to be no way!!!!