I have such an adventure to tell you about!
Several weeks ago I was given the opportunity to share our story with investigative reporter Linda White. She contacted me about our story just a few weeks after we published Fraud Revealed. As with most media outlets, stories take time to be processed and approved.
The Alabama 13 Investigative Reporting truck drove to Atlanta to film an interview with me in April. It was both exciting and overwhelming to trek through the facts of our fraudulent adoption. Fortunately Linda and her team were consummate professionals. Linda asked good questions and seemed honestly interested in the adoption tragedy we experienced. She expressed empathy as she gave me the chance to tell our story and share our perspective.
One of my surprising discoveries over these 7 months is how difficult it is for the uninitiated to hear our story. It is in every way incongruous with everything we have been told about international adoption and specifically Christian international adoption. I have experienced too often the hard silences and burdened body language that are only the first steps of comprehending this complicated cruelty. Knowing I was speaking to seasoned professionals, I can say I was pleasantly surprised to observe their compassion expressed in burdened body language.
I will tell you they were far too professional to interject any personal opinions, but if body language is any measure of the difficulty of our story dear friends, I can now attest it is hard for all of us. . . professional, semi – pro, and the relentlessly amateur.
The segment will air tonight on Channel 13 in Birmingham. I do not know how we will be portrayed in the report, but I do know we serve a Sovereign God who is actively protecting His children. There are many children who desperately need a family to love them and care for their needs. Adoption is beautiful.
Friends, let’s continue to stand for ethical adoption so children who truly need families can be adopted…and child trafficking in the name of adoption can be stopped.