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  • ivanildotrindade 1:29 pm on January 13, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: adoption, anti-adoption forces, anti-adoption law, Moscow, protests in moscow, Russia, russia's new law, Russians,   

    Thousands Hit the Streets to Protest Against Anti-Adoption Law in Russia 

    You might want to read this if you are interested in the story about the ban on Americans adopting Russian children. I hope this movement protesting this self-serving decision will grow, but don’t hold your breath, some politicians traffic in stupid as only pros can.

    Ivanildo C. Trindade

     

     
  • ivanildotrindade 10:40 am on December 26, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: adoption, adoption blues, children collateral, duma, human rights, international adoption, russia new law   

    The Grinch is Back 

    Once again, innocent children’s lives have become collateral damage in the battle for power. Sure, everyone does it. Divorcing parents do it. Siblings do it. Even grandparents do it. But an entire government?

    Well, I am sure that the politicians in Russia did not set out to purposefully snuff hope out of the hands of children waiting for adoption in their country, but that is essentially the effect of the new law that the Duma, the lower house of Parliament in Russia, just passed will have. No more adoptions from Americans will be allowed! This all in retaliation for a law that President Obama recently signed that strikes against Russians who are violators of human rights.

    So one could say that to defend the honor of human rights violators, the Russian government is about to strike against innocent children, if President Putin goes ahead and sanctions the law, which he already indicated he will do.

    I am so outraged about this I have no words to describe how I feel. Every year hospitals in Russia receive hundreds of children who have been abandoned and neglected by their parents. They stay there until they find a home to go to — someone willing to adopt them. Some of those children are just one step away from being adopted right now. Perhaps some of their would be American parents might be on a flight to Moscow right now to bring them home. So what happens now? They are in limbo.

    What a shame. What a disgrace to the human race.

    I guess this is the story that will prove once and for all that the spirit of Scrooge and the Grinch are still alive and sick.

    I am just writing to vent. I can’t strangle anyone…

    Ivanildo C. Trindade

     
    • Rebekah Robinson 11:38 am on December 26, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you for this “vent”! I too am so burdened for these children. Our two boys came from an orphanage in Southern Russian, and I know what they endured. I will always hurt for what they had to endure the first two years of their lives in Russia. Seeing the other children left…”hearing” the quietness of an orphanage with 120 children, ages 0-4, still haunts me. We have a niece in Russia who will be left an orphan if this law goes into affect. I am begging God for mercy for these children and praying against all spiritual wickedness who desires to steal and destroy life. The Church must fight for these children. We must fight in prayer and then do what God impresses on us to do for their lives….for our King and His Glory!
      Thank you again.

      • ivanildotrindade 1:14 pm on December 26, 2012 Permalink | Reply

        Yes. This is very sad. Let’s keep praying and lending our voices for those who have no voice. Thanks for replying.

        • Harold & Sylvia Stoltzfus 12:53 pm on December 29, 2012 Permalink

          There seems to be enough pain in a given church, school, community and family to sink a battleship! Perhaps two battleships! Christmas is a time of connections–loving kindness and gift giving. It is all based on God’s gift of S saviour to the world. To you and to me, families and governments.

          However it is played in out personal arenas, too.

          Here is a Russian type story played out in a small village of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Northern Pennsylvania. The grandparents who had not been able to connect with two grandsons, age six and four, purchased thoughtfully chosen gifts from the local education toy store. They lovingly wrapped them in Christmas paper and set out with mapquest in hand to find their grandchildren’s new home.

          God sent heavenly helpers to guide the grandparents. In the designated village, they encountered a receptionist angel in a local business–this personel angel was strategically located–to help make contact with their mother. Previously, their mother had not answered phone calls or texts for several months.

          Learning that she was on her way home with the two grandsons, the grandparents eagerly awaited one-half hour in their driveway for their arrival. But alas, she had her current husband bring them home at a later time. She explained that neither their father nor the grandparents any longer existed for her sons because “their stepfather is now their daddy.”

          So she denied the grandparents even seeing or giving them Christmas gifts to their grandsons because it would interrupt her plan to create a new family. She reluctantly received their gifts but would not promise to give them to the boys.

          The Grandparents turned back with empty arms, heart wrenching pain equal to none other and returned the 95 mile round trip to their home. The anticipated squeals of delight, arms tightly entwined about their neck with a long lingering hugs and words of “I love you” and “I miss you, tell Daddy I love him too! were all denied and unfulfilled.

          The x-daughter-in-law and mother of the two grandsons heart is darkened equal to that of the Russian President, Putin!

          She made it clear that they are off to Christmas with a new set of grandparents, 300 miles away. She also declared that both their daddy and their Stolttzus grandparents no longer exist and never will.

          Their is one little problem–when a man has a child, even though, the child is given a step parent, he will always be his father.

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          We have never experienced any heart-wrenching devastation on this level. But we know the power of prayer. We share this personal experience to solicite your prayers and wisdom on our behalf.

          Prayer can make a difference to break both a President Putin heart in behalf of innocent children who are victims. It matters not which side of the ocean, Jesus said, “let the children come to me, for such is the kingdom of heaven.”

          This Christmas we sang repeatedly Luther’s Cradle Hymn, “Bless all the dear children in thy tender care…”

        • ivanildotrindade 9:58 am on December 31, 2012 Permalink

          This is a very sad story indeed and I was unaware that it had happened to you. There are people whose heart can only give the appearance of expanding if they exclude some people before they add new ones. It is hard to do but you should try not to take this personally. The person in question needs to have the veil of darkness removed and no one can help do that but herself and that only with supernatural help. As deep as that pains you, this is not your battle to fight. Time, we hope, will reverse the tables when the little ones gain wisdom to understand. Truth and love will triumph in the end. Revel in the knowledge that you did the right thing.

    • Renee Shilling 8:37 pm on December 31, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      I too was grieved by this. Many national governments refuse to take care of their own children, but are too proud to allow international adoption. I’m trying so hard to not be angered by this, and trust that God is in control.

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