Not flesh of my flesh
nor bone of my bone
but still miraculously my own.

Never forget for a single minute
you didn't grow under my heart
but in it!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Update on the Guatemala 5000 Initiative

From a posting by the Joint Council on International Children's Services (JCICS):

Through our collective efforts, the Guatemala 5000 Initiative has resulted in 203 Members of the United States Congress supporting the completion of all in-process adoptions via their signature on letters being sent today, October 31, 2007 to Guatemalan President Oscar Berger, UNICEF Executive Director Ann Veneman and UNICEF Guatemala Director Manuel Manrique. The 203 Senators and Representatives represent the largest number in the 22 year history of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption and the first time the Coalition has addressed UNICEF.

Hopefully these letters will encourage the continuation of a legal and expeditious adoption process for the thousands of children currently in Guatemalan orphanages and foster care, including Gabriella.

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