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Friday, March 5, 2010

Can't take much more....

We received an update today from Imagine. Looks like the referrals will be slowing down in the next few months as MOWA has decided to no longer issue adoption letters for certain regions of Ethiopia to try and discourage parents relinquishing their rights.
Well wouldn't you know it, we are working with 4 orphanages and 3 of the 4 are in the regions they have decided not to approve....:(

I just don't understand how much more we are suppose to take. I know I will have people saying..." it's only temporary" "stay positive" and so on... but save it, today I'm disappointed discouraged, wanting to give up. Chris and I have been through so much in wanting to start a family. Why is it so hard? We got through the bankruptcy, and I was very reserved in getting excited again. Then the referrals started, and of course my hopes were up again....and now this. I feel it would be so much easier to say "I'm done, let's move on" but my heart would never let it happen.

WHY CAN'T THINGS JUST HAPPEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Maria said...

Hi Natalie,
I follow quietly your blog for a while and girl Im right there with you! How much more hurdles!!

Lets hope for a better day tomorrow!

Maria (#25 and had enough already)

andrea said...

I hear you, too... I don't have anything else today (I'm not sure I really have the new information even processed). A

Craig and Jaclyn said...

Natalie...I'm so sorry about this. Seriously....beyond sorry. I didn't know about this new information, and my heart just aches for you guys. I can't imagine. Thinking of you.

Alysia and Derrick said...

I'm so sorry Natalie. I will pray that things get resolved quickly and that referrals start happening again soon. I can't say anything to make you feel any better, but my heart goes out to you.

shannon said...

Just doing my rounds, looking for a some hope, or at least I am not the only one feeling like my heart hit the floor. SO grateful for this cyber world out here,
It sure does help, to know that I am not the only one, trying to find some courage to face the weekend.
How is it that we where so close just to feel so far again.
I am trying to peace it all together, looks like CAFAC folks have been living this for some time now? So maybe just maybe this is the end of the investigation and not just the start ?
I am trying to remind my self of the cases in the summer where they would not process abandoned kids this summer out of of Addis ( so also region specific ) and this was not forever.
So this are the things I keep trying to remind myself of , not really working but I am trying.
All the best as we wok our way through this one,
Shannon ,
who agree's this is so hard !!!!!and crying and screaming does not seem to fix a thing

Anonymous said...

I'm so close to giving up... I'm so far down that stupid list they'll never actually get to me. Last year MOWA didn't accept abandoned children, this year it's relinquised. What's next year, no adoptions at all. (sorry spelling bad me sad :)


Janice said...

January was such a great month with so much news and then the slow down in Feb., and now this. What's next? It is a true test of our patience and it sucks.