Jordon Cooper writes today to tell the story of Jackie and Greg who have two sons in Haiti, but have not yet been able to get them to Canada. Of this I am confident, Canada can write a different ending to this story. International adoption is fraught with difficulty. Unfortunately some of that difficulty is created in response to the unmitigated willingness to take advantage of the weakest in our societies. Other aspects of the difficulty in international adoption is created by our caution born out of a desire to protect ourselves or our interests. Balance is a myth. But I believe wisdom born out of compassion will put us on the joyful side of things more often. “Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus…” Philippians 2:4-5 This attitude creates better stories!
Hopefully the desire to fast-track adoptions that have already been approved will turn into results for these families.