Hi Brandy
We just took a Liberian referal. We have 3 Guatemala
adoptions, The latest came home in September.
Trying to find out about process. We are updating homestudy and filling out I600 this weeekend.
dossier doesn't seem to hard.
Hi Tami,
we are in process of adopting from Liberia too.Although further along.We are prayng things move quickly and our little guy is home soon.
Hi Tami,
Our dossier is in Liberia now.It arrived there last week.It didnt take very long to get dossier together although our homestudy took longer then we had anticipated.I sent you a private message as well.Where are you in the process?
We are just trying to get our adoption process started with the intention of adopting from Liberia. We are very interested in using Acres of Hope. How have you liked working with them?
It was my understanding that Liberia has recently suspended international adoptions.
The Liberian President recently addressed this.
"The gross mismanagement of the adoption program (which aims primarily at placing orphans in homes in the United States), by both Liberian and U.S. personnel in the concerned NGO is the subject of
a report by a Special Committee which I appointed for this purpose. Essentially, we have discovered that many of the children in these orphanages are not in fact orphans but children taken from their living parents on the promise of support and a good life in
America. Moreover, we found that young children were being sexually abused at some of these orphanages, while others including officials of government, have used the program to extort money from potential adoptors. We have thus suspended the adoption program until laws, policies and proper guidelines have been established and we have asked our concerned friends and partners in the United States to be patient as we try to correct the serious malpractices which exist. We expect the National Social Welfare Policy and National Adoption Act which will be submitted to you during the course of the year, will provide guidance and prevent such abuses in the future. "
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I had heard about the suspension in Liberia, but since we are JUST getting started our hope is that they will open the country back up about the time we have all of our paperwork and a homestudy done. I heard from one agency today that the Liberian rumor mill says legislation will be in place by the end of the month. No telling if that is true or not, but just passing it along. Thanks for the updates!