April 2014 Adoption News

It has been awhile since I have given everyone an update about my visits to IBESR and what is going on with adoptions. I am learning new things every time I go to IBESR about how the new procedure really works. When I think I know what is supposed to be done, they tell me something different!

This week I learned that after the birth parents are interviewed and agree to the adoption of their child, IBESR makes an appointment with the Civil Court Judge for Adoptions and IBESR waits and takes a group of parents to sign the adoption consent. We did not know how that was going to work. We had received conflicting details from different sections of IBESR. But this is the reason it is taking longer to get proposals out to adoptive families. They do not take the birth parents to see the judge as soon as they agree to the adoption.

I expressed my exasperation with the process and the length it is taking to just get a child ready to propose them to a family! I am estimating 6 to 10 months once a child is admitted to the orphanage before they will be proposed to a family. I am praying that will change as IBESR becomes more proficient with the new adoption process but it is going to be a long process and we need to get used to the long waits for a while.
They are giving out proposals but it's just taking time.

GLA only has 5 dossiers in IBESR with matches at this time. Those should be signed and done soon. This past week we had a new procedure dossier signed which was very exciting. We haven't received it yet from the agency's representative but IBESR let us know it was done! We have many family dossiers and child dossiers waiting for matches and hope those will be matched soon. We have a child for every dossier sitting in IBESR for GLA.

We also have an appointment on 24 April for 10 birth families to be interviewed at IBESR whose children have been at IBESR at least 3 months and many for even longer. We have more birth families who need to be interviewed but they can only do 10 at a time. Please pray that we can get families to come on the 24th and go to IBESR. That is the most difficult problem we have it getting the families to IBESR for their interviews. They are not very good about coming on a set date and set time for the appointments.

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