Today is a big day in the Haiti adoption world. For those of you who do not know after today Haiti will officially switch over to Hague meaning a lot more rules and regulations will start being implemented. Because of this, tensions are pretty high in agencies, with families, and of course at IBESR. I honestly cannot imagine the chaos that is IBESR right now. Our rep and various creche directors have pretty much been living there the past two weeks along with praying and hoping for pre-Hague families referrals to be issued.
I have said it before and I will say it again…I do not know what it is like to be an adoptive parent but I met these kids while I was in Haiti and I know personally how many of them want a forever family. I met ALL of the kids my families are currently matched with and as I sit here at my desk anxiously awaiting news from our rep I have a sinking feeling in my stomach. It is 12pm here which means it is 1pm in Haiti which also means we have about half of a day for God to really guide IBESR officials hands and start making serious movement in country. To say I have not already cried today would be a lie and the purpose of this blog was to have an inside look on the side of adoption you do not always get to see. So, yes I cried because EVERYONE involved in these adoptions get extremely invested. The pressure has set in and all we can do is…wait.
I am sending prayers and remaining hopeful and I hope you all will too. And, as you send up a prayer today please send an extra one for the children because a delayed referral means another day in an orphanage for them.