|Posted by Linda Stapleton de Martinez on August 21, 2013 at 7:50 PM|
I received a message today via Friends of Messef from a childless couple asking if we were able to help facilitate the adoption of a Haitian child. Unfortunately, this is beyond our powers. I kind of knew this as we have tentatively explored the question before, but I did some research and was shocked by what I discovered.
It broke my heart to find out just how extremely difficult the process is. I knew it was long, hard and expensive from friends living here going through the hoops at present, but read this article and I think, like me, you will be shocked, too.
I know children have to be protected from trafficking and abuse, but it breaks my heart that there are thousands of wonderful couples who would give a child a marvellous home and there are thousands of desperate children in need of that, and both are denied the opportunity.
It makes me more determined than ever to try to give our children at Messef the best we possible can from our limited resources. Please join me in that desire if you can. If you live in Canada, the UK or the Dominican Republic you can contact us to help and avoid transfer fees. Alternatively, you can donate here to our general fund for the food run and here to contribute to the roof fund for the boys' dormitory.
God bless you and thank you for your help.