International adoptions come with their own unique requirements, complications and joy. Georgia couples looking into growing their family through adoption have many resources available that can assist in the process. Adopting a child is a big decision that changes the lives of the family and the child who has finally found his or her forever home.
Political, economic and social situations or incidents can create challenges in adopting children from another country. One family knows this all too well. The two little girls they have adopted still have not made it to the United States. In an attempt to prevent human trafficking, U.S. Immigration authorities state that the adoption was illegal and will not let the girls enter our country.
In spite of having the proper paperwork, the couple still has not been able to welcome their two new daughters home. To make a difficult situation more daunting, the spread of the Ebola virus throughout the African continent may prevent travel once the paperwork is finally cleared. While it appears that the couple cannot do anything besides wait and see what happens, they refuse to lose hope and pray that their little girls are doing the same.
Adopting a child is not always an easy process and can cause a great deal of stress. However, the joy that comes is worth the effort that was needed. Georgia couples interested in being the forever family for a child from another country can seek assistance from professionals focused on helping with the legal aspects of adoption. These people can help provide a thorough view of what international adoption involves and the rewards that result.
Source: king5.com, “Couple fights to adopt kids amid Ebola outbreak”, Eric Wilkinson, Oct. 17, 2014