Friday, November 14, 2008

Concerns About Valya

I have had serious concerns for Valya today. It kept me up last night. We know that Valya has 4 siblings. There is a new law in Ukraine that took effect in Nov., or maybe hasn't quite yet, that prevents the separation of siblings. We don't know anything about the siblings, whether Valya is the oldest or the youngest or anything. We have been working with people over there to contact her about us adopting her and now it looks like that was unwise. I don't think it would be possible to adopt 5 of them + Sergey. It is not a good situation.

6 comments:

Conethia and Jim Bob said...

What a horrible situation. I could not imagine falling in love with such a beautiful girl, opening my heart and home to her only to hear she will not be able to join you! My prayers go out that this situation is rememdied.

Debbie said...

This is really tough! I will pray that the Lord will guide you to the children He has for you.

Kevin & Pam said...

My prayers are with you too. We just experienced that exact same heartbreak! We were told about the new law too and it makes it nearly impossible to seperate siblings. They went so far as to give us the referral and send us to visit ask about seperating only to say no after we saw her and fell in love so more. My heart goes out to you!

MamaPoRuski said...

My understanding is that they are willing to break up sibling groups of five or more, if the sibs agree. We will be praying for God's will to be done, and ALL the children get a family they so desperately need! Thank you for having a heart to bring home an orphan, I can only imagine the emotions you are feeling!

Ashley said...

I do not understand this because we tried to adopt Marat and they wouldn't let us because they found out he had an older sister. They told us siblings were not allowed to be separated. We were crushed because we do not meet the age requirements to adopt the sister. This was 2 years ago so I am not sure why they are saying it is a new law. They would not let us adopt this boy - he had to be adopted with his sister - no exceptions. So, I thought the law was there all along, hmmm.....

Praying for all of you. I know this is tough.

Jason and Melanie Hall said...

They told us the same thing back in April of this year. But our refferal from SDA for Inna (the oldest girl) and Vitali (the youngest boy) were in an orphanage, their siblings were in foster care with family. Also while we were there, their mother had another baby and he or she was coming out of hospital and into orphanage the week after we left. We had to have it cleared with some regional council to adopt Inna and Vitali without adopting this new baby (which we couldn't adopt anyway because we would have to wait 1 year because of Ukraines 1 year rule of international).

After a couple of extra weeks and lots of prayer they let us adopt Inna and Vitali.

This was in Zytomer region.

I hope and will pray that they will let you adopt this little girl.

Jason and Melanie Hall
halladoption2008.blogspot.com