We passed the one year mark.
One year since our adoption ended because of fraud.
One year since my journey to motherhood came to a screeching halt.
One year of praying and fighting for ethical adoptions to become the standard.
One year of realizing how big that battle really is…and how great our God is who protects His children.
I know I’ve been quiet for a while. I have missed blogging here regularly, but it has been healthy to take a deep breath.
We are still waiting for the State Department’s investigation of our complaint against Lifeline Children’s Services to be completed. It has been 9 months since our complaint was filed with the Council on Accreditation, but according to the website these investigations can take up to 12 months. We were still a file waiting in line to be delved into last time I spoke with our assigned investigator. So sad.
But what is really shocking is the fact that I regularly receive emails and calls from desperate adoption parents who have been abused, manipulated, and lied to by Lifeline. The stories keep coming. Never in my wildest dreams – nightmares, really – would I have thought the same agency would be doing the same things after a year. More voices are needed, I suppose. More of us must be brave enough to share our wounds with the world so children and families can be protected. Silence only benefits those who work in the shadows…or as the famous Burke quote goes: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
We believe part of the purpose of our failed adoption is to allow us to be a resource and encouragement to other hurting adoption families…just wish they were not hurting because of an adoption agency that claims the name of Jesus.
Keep praying, friends.