Recently we received word that a dear friends family needs our help. The mother-Amy- has written several post that we have yet to share with you on this blog. She is a lovely individual and our personal adoption guru. We were there watching and waiting when her family of four became a family of seven overnight after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. The United States Government helped families like theirs adopt children that were in process by allowing them to come home to their "forever families." The process by which they were allowed through customs is called Humanitarian Parole. However, Humanitarian Parole is a temporary status. This means that Amy and Thomas 3 children, while legally adopted and permanent members of their family, are NOT U. S. citizens.
Much to their surprise, the process to obtain citizenship will cost $1117.00 per child, plus $215.00 per child for a Civil Surgeon physical. With 3 children needing citizenship, this is going to add up! Please click on the link below to learn more about how Amy and her family are raising money:
If you can donate, we here at Waiting for Baby would love to hear about it! If you cannot donate at this time, but would like to leave an encouraging message to Amy and Thomas, please leave a comment at the end of this post and we will pass it on to their family.