Saturday, April 10, 2010

So Sad...

By now many adopive Russian parents have posted about and I believe ALL have heard about the outrageous act of an adoptive mother putting her son ALONE on a plane and sending him back to Russia with a letter stating she no longer wanted him.

I can't even find the words to express my sorrow and thoughts on this subject. I spent some time last night praying for the child involved and all the children and families that will be affected should Russia halt all adoptions. My understanding at this point is that only the agency that was involved has been suspended, but it could change at any moment.

If you haven't heard, and even if you have, I'd like to point you to Amy's post. I read it tonight and she had so many good points that since I can't seem to get anything coherant out without getting very upset about it, I think her post among others, says the things I would say.

6 comments:

Amy said...

Thanks... it took me a long time to get my post finalized, for the same reasons. I couldn't sleep well last night and spent a majority of Friday frantically searching for all the information I could find on this story. I just got more and more angry.

Jeanette said...

Thanks for your prayers and comment on my blog. We are suppose to leave saturday for court. I want so much to be excited and all I can do is worry. It's so nice to have people out there that understand. Thank you!

Chris said...

It is very tragic. We are praying for all involved and affected.

Becky and Keith said...

I hate this "wait and see" mode. This incident has me on an emotional roller coaster. That poor boy... I can't even imagine what must be going through his head.

Craig and Phyllis said...

Just finished reading the other womans post you linked to. It is a great post. I was at a doctor's appt with the boys yesterday and the doctor was talking about it with me (the boys were not in the room). I'm sure we will probably be getting more random people "talking" to us about this case in the future.

There are so many things that get me so upset with this. I just can't believe that she would do something like this without thinking of the ramifications to every family that is waiting to, in the process of, or has already adopted from Russia. Then to think of the boy and what he will be struggling with for the rest of his like....

The Russian Thiele said...

Hi,
I have followed your blog for awhile now. My own adoption journey has been rough but these blogs have kept me going. On April 15th jcics asks that bloggers blog about successful adoptions. I would like to link to some Russian adoption blogs (including yours) to show my family and friends that not all Russian adoptions end horribly. I'm not on any search engines so it will only be people I know who see it. If you do not want me to link to yours please e-mail me at rsansgaa@hotmail.com.
Thanks,
Rachel