On Aug. 6th, 2010 the USA suspended adoptions in Nepal.
I was stranded Nepal with my adopted son while I waited for the US Govt. to grant him a Visa. I was able to return home with him on January 11, 2011 after nearly 4 months in Nepal.
Children are abandoned by their families each and every day in Nepal. As Buddhism suggests, let's send our prayers on the wind to help these children who have been left behind.
Thursday, February 3, 2011
What's the he bravest, boldest, wildest most beautiful thing you've ever done?
My friend in Kathmandu, let's call her T, went home and left her daughter behind, and a week later turned around and flew back, working ALL night as well as caring for her daughter in order to keep her out of the orphanage. She encountered enumerable hurdles, that included moving at least 3 times in order to get an internet connection that would support her job requirements, spent ridiculous amounts of money setting herself up with equipment, and still had to get an investigation done and turned in as well as be a mom in Kathmandu, which comes complete with too many challenges to list.
This friend just turned in her RFE response to Delhi... and will hopefully be coming home in about 3 weeks time. You did it T!!! Unbelievable.
Brave, bold, wild and beautiful. Wow. I mean WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!