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The Bac Lieu 16– Please help bring them home!

June 22, 2011

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!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. June 22, 2011 8:25 pm

    Thank you Jen! And as you know I can only imagine what it is like to be one of those 16 families…

    • June 22, 2011 9:28 pm

      Thank you! You wrote a wonderful post. I know it will bring attention to Bac Lieu!

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