South Jordan family prays, fights for daughter caught in red tape of international adoption

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    Sept. 21, 2012 12:08 p.m.

    Dektol: I hate comments like yours. How many of the children in the US have YOU adopted? (Most people that make this statement, the answer is 0). When one makes comments like this, it makes it sound as if ALL children in the ENTIRE world doesn't deserve loving homes, which they ALL do. Adoption is very personal, and people adopt out of country for many reasons. Almost 15 years ago I adopted from China. Why China? Because that is where my heart and soul told me where my daughter was. The daughter of my heart whom we love more than life itself. Do not judge about why someone adopted from happy any children are adopted, and think before you speak. That comment is of no benefit. Think about adopting yourself, and certainly you are in no position to even ask that if you haven't adopted from anywhere. Our daughter is our twice a miracle daughter and I want to shout from the rooftops the joy of adoption! My heart hurts for this wonderful family and I certainly hope a miracle will happen soon and they can bring her home. God Bless all children, everywhere.

  • What Ever United States, UT
    Sept. 21, 2012 10:56 a.m.

    My husband and I traveled to China eight years ago and brought our daughter home. We kept hearing the same question when people heard our plans: "Why not adopt one of the many babies that need homes right here in the United States?" We tried that for several years. Three times we were chosen by a birth mother only to have her change her mind once the baby was here and decide to keep her child. Two more times we were chosen by a birth mother and then told that there were grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc. that were upset by the decision to place the child for adoption, and to expect possible custody battles. Long story short, we went to China. Our daughter was a citizen of the United States the minute our plane touched down on U.S. soil. She's a keeper. I applaud anyone who is adding to their family by adopting these precious children, wherever they happen to go.

  • AzPapa Flagstaff, AZ
    Sept. 21, 2012 10:30 a.m.

    It's always the same. People who have not adopted children want to be in charge of the details for people who do adopt children. No adoptive parent will judge another adoptive parent on the issue of domestic vs. international. Ask an adoptive parent. Regardless of the family's circumstances, religion, or the details of their adoptions, the answer is always the same: "God sent my child to (Guatemala, Russia, China, Ethiopia, Detroit, Utah, etc) and then sent me to go get her (or him)."

  • StillTrying2Adopt2InGuatemala Vernon, CT
    Sept. 20, 2012 8:32 p.m.

    Why go out of the country?

    God's children do not have boundaries. These adoptions in Guatemala that are stuck are not about us satisfying our desires but about following what God has called us to do and who he has called us to parent.

  • Dektol Powell, OH
    Sept. 20, 2012 6:35 p.m.

    There are many kids in the US who would love to be adopted. Why go out of Country?