You need to do this*

I’m not usually one to post hoards of things requesting you help such and such a family in an adoption. I’ve been through a rough adoption. I know how hard it is. And everyone seems to have their troubles with some form of government or another. From what I see the majority of those asking for help have issues with the foreign end of things. Russia changed a rule. Guatemala changed some authorities. These are things we cannot help with. As Senator Adam Smith put it in an email to my MIL once, “we cannot tell a foreign government how to run their country.” It just doesn’t work that way.

What gets me though is when my own country hangs a family out to dry. Now that I can do something about. Watch this video. Go to this blog. Then pick up a phone, type up an email or do something to help them. Because I say it and you do it.

One thing you can do is write the congress people and senators for your own state and the state the couple is from (New York in this case).? I’m not familiar with NY officials, but do know that Hillary is one of the senators.? The other thing is to inform the media.? It is amazing what gets done when a story like this is broadcast all over the national news.? You can also write the USCIS and the US Embassy in Riga, Latvia.? I would give you all of the link information, but don’t have time at this second to look it all up.? Do like I would do.? Google.? If you have a blog post the info there.? Post the video and the link to their site.

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Thanks Soper for letting us know.

6 Comment

  1. Bev says: Reply

    OK, what do you suggest we do – do you know who to send emails to?? I think you’re the best person to tell the rest of us where to start. Put your suggestions out on your blog, so we can get to work getting this wonderful family together and back to the US. MIL

  2. this happened in Viet Nam dozens of times in the fall. NOt a new thing and USCIS is really doing whatever they want to in foreign countries with regard to adoption these days.

    An official in VN USCIS/Embassy, told a family to return the baby and let someone from Italy adopt her.

    I wish this family luck, it needs to be kicked up to congressman and senators and attorneys. that is all the worked in VN….and some kids didn’t come home with their families.

  3. I hate when I hear of our own government being so heartless and uncaring.

  4. Rhonda says: Reply

    Not their concern? Maybe the child isn’t a US Citizen, but the two adults being held in Latvia are. So, if they are taking that standpoint, guess what, there are two citizens standing there who ARE their concern.

    Oy.

    OK, I will write a letter. Senator Clinton seems to really have a heart for adoption. She is probably a bit tired right now, but maybe someone from her staff will read it.

  5. kate says: Reply

    Yikes. What a beautiful little girl caught in the middle of this nightmare.

  6. mom says: Reply

    I have tried repeatedly to post this story and can’t do it! It’s heartbreaking to see one little girl, lost in the bureaucracy of governing laws that don’t make any sense.

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