The Bac Lieu 16– Please help bring them home!
My blog started with our son’s adoption from Vietnam.
Those of you who know us or have followed our blog can remember that at the time we received our referral from Vietnam, the estimated wait time from accepting our child’s referral to travel was approximately 2 weeks. We received Morgan’s referral during the Thanksgiving holiday and hoped to be home in time for Christmas with our new baby. Due to allegations of corruption in the adoption system, we were forced to wait for 6 months while our case and many others were investigated. It was the hardest time of my life. I worried about my baby–he was so tiny and fragile and many children were sick in the orphanages during the winter due to inadequate food and resources. I remember crying with relief when our travel approval finally came and we were able to bring our son home just a few days after Mother’s Day…not Christmas as we had hoped.
Morgan needed a very minor surgery to help him to eat and still has delayed growth to this day which I believe is related to his difficulty swallowing as an infant. He is a strong little man, but I cannot help but wonder if his growth would be closer to average if he had been able to consume adequate calories during his first year.
Please read my friend Carissa’s post regarding the Bac Lieu 16 and how you can help. Take a moment to sign the online petition or make a call to help these families in their time of need. Their children have languished in the system for years….please join in the fight to bring them home!