My husband asked me with tears in his eyes how we could leave one of them behind. A lot of you read and shared his "Papas Wanted" post about our last adoption from his perspective. He loves our kids and the kids we have met SO much that he has even talked with me about MOVING to this country to fill a need that exists. He is an incredible husband and father. His heart is breaking over this situation right now.
Because the truth is we can't leave any of them behind. I am flooding this post with photos.
Amos aged out in December of LAST year. He turns 17 soon. We need to file an I600 for him immediately upon accepting his referral so that he can still be adopted. We sent the I600A LAST YEAR to be eligible to save him, even though we were about to move across the country and it was crazy. He was Barton's friend. Barton who we adopted after he aged out. No one was coming for Amos. We saved Barton from that cage of adult men. That is the same place Amos needs to be saved from. His court has been one of the most difficult I have ever heard of in this country. We went through it last time and we still said YES to Amos.
This is the adult facility in Amos's region.
Here is adorable little Amos when he was younger.
Here is Amos, bigger now, but still adorable to us.
These are both photos of beautiful Violet, one with her head shaved and one without.
This gentle girl deserves to be safe.
Emaciated and bruised in the bedridden ward, this is one of the formerly healthy girls we met two years ago.
Here is Lee two years ago and now. His arms are so skinny.
He was once so alive. Now I am afraid he is losing hope.
There is a set of tights tied around her waist and tethered to the crib to keep her in.
Our lovely little Daisy is waiting for a family to give her the chance to explore the world.
We have done this before. We have brought home older kids with special needs. They have thrived. We have worked through institutional behavior. We are ready to do this. We can't wait! We need to get our newest kids home too.
Theo, Barton, Orion and Evan. They have grown more in the last two years than anyone dreamed. They can't wait to help their new brothers and sisters grow also.