The first step is to penetrate the clouds of deceit and distortion and learn the truth about the world,
then to organize and act to change it. That's never been impossible and never been easy. ~Noam Chomsky

Thursday, May 30, 2013

What's Next

I want to thank you. THANK YOU. Each of you. For reading, for praying with us, for supporting us, and for donating. Most donations through Project Hopeful are kept anonymous. Since we can't thank you individually please accept our collective thank you!

We met our fundraising goal of $8,500 and we have moved on to reproducing the dossier ourselves. We can breathe now. We can smile again. We aren't going to bed feeling sick every night. Food isn't turning to ashes in our mouths anymore.

The fundraising link is still open and if anything else comes in we will use it towards our legal fees.

We will be going to mediation with the "agency" shortly. And I will not be able to share what takes place in that mediation. I think this is reasonable. It is a space where we will come together in person hopefully with the truth present. We have been asking for a date for mediation since April but we felt like it would only be successful if the existence of the dossier could be confirmed first. I am so thankful to each of you for making it possible for us to go to this meeting without the dossier as a condition.

I will continue to write in the Adoption Truth series because I think that our four years of adoption experience will continue to, hopefully, assist prospective adoptive parents. But I want to be honest and let you know that I won't be talking further about the events of mediation or the outcome.

At the same time, we will continue to share our thoughts on Adoption Truths in a way that honors and respects this adoptive community and does not seek to protect anyone who profits from silence.

With much love to all of you for helping us make a giant leap forward in bringing AJ home...


Now, who will want to harm you if you are eager to do good? But even if you suffer for doing what is right, God will reward you for it. So don’t worry or be afraid of their threats. (1 Peter 3:13, 14 NLT)

1 comment:

  1. I am doing a happy dance over there. I know it's not all sunshine and rainbows yet. But, my friend, the time is coming. And to our Great Father, who lives outside of our timeline, who knows and sees all-- it has already come to pass. We're still here, rallying with you.


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