Honduras - A Memory Etched in My Heart

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Tonight I'm wearing 3 bracelets given to me by birthmothers at Casitas. Earlier today, these 14 year old girls were asking us what Gladney does. We kept it simple: "We do adoptions". Their response was: "We don't have families. Can you find families for us?" So heartbreaking to hear these words. We promised to try.

When they learned I was el jefe, they gave me the bracelets as a reminder of my promise. If government bureaucracy and lack of political will in the U.S. and just about every country around the world wasn't hindering our efforts, I bet we could find families for these girls and give them the hope, the love and the life they long for.

How long will governments continue to be THE barrier to the basic human right of every child to have a family?   

1 comment:

Lisa Elder said...

Hopefully 2014 will be the year to reverse the trend and allow the best interests of the children to be the first consideration again when it comes to international adoptions! Thanks to you Frank and the Gladney staff for all you do for the world's orphans!!!