Thursday, August 09, 2007

My friends Brandi & Greg are in the process of adopting from Liberia. She posted a blog yesterday talking about the visa issue there. This is what she had to say about the situation...

"As some of you know, the visa situation in Liberia is a serious concern right now. There is a new American Consular in charge of Visas. Because of some allegations against other agencies (not Acres of Hope, who has NEVER had a complaint filed against them) she has decided to slow down adoptions. She has a couple of ideas up her sleave, but the main one right now is that she will only issue visas on Thursdays and only 2 per agency. Right now, we have 110 kids at the orphanage and almost every single child has already been referred to a family. There are children being turned away b/c they are full and can't take any more kids until we can get some of those kiddos home. This is one of the things that makes the visa situation life or death, not just impatience to get our kids home! Also, Acres of Hope is the ONLY agency that will take special needs kids. Of these special needs kids, many NEED to get home asap b/c of their physical conditions. So, we're asking you to pray! This week on Thursday, Patty (AoH founder) will be meeting with Ms. Alma (the visa lady) to discuss the situation. She will be asking for more than 2 visas every Thursday and for an extra day just for AoH to process special needs visas. Please join us in praying for that meeting. Pray for Patty to clearly and lovingly express the needs of the children in a way that will reach Alma's heart."

If you have a moment today please stop, think of Liberia, and say a prayer. We all know that the God we serve is the only one who can have impact on this situation.


Brandi said...

You are so SWEET. . .thank you so much for praying! Patty's meeting was moved to tomorrow so let's pray that everything is resolved. If not, I met with a lobbyist and have a plan to contact some senators and possibly the ambassador!!

Love you!!!