IN ALL ERNESTNESS


Please Help….
February 21, 2010, 6:00 pm
Filed under: adoption, family, friends, Haiti, justice, life, love, people, politics, prayer, Uncategorized, whatever
Please read the email below. It sounds way too familiar. It seems that not too much has changed when it comes to parents getting their adoptive kids out of Haiti. The US Embassy seems to still be a mess and not much of a help. You guys came to our rescue and helped in a major way when we were working to get Ronel home. Will you do the same for her. As we have said before, our story is only one of many…Thanks. BTW, since sending this email she has went public so we need to get her story out to anyone and everyone we can. Thanks again.
Hello,
I’ve been following your story while waiting for my son to come home. He is two and from Children of the Promise in Cap Haitien, Haiti. My blog is www.thethackerpack.blogspot.com I just don’t want you to think that I am a crazy stalker!
Will you please pray for our situation right now?
On Friday morning, I flew into PAP on an Agape flight. I was met at the airport by two escorts from the orphanage and six children. I was coming to help escort my son, Reese, age two, and five other children home to the United States. We waitied all day at the US Embassy for the last military flight out of there. (It was so wonderful to be with Reese) All of the children were cleared to leave, signed off by the Prime Minister, etc. The flight was cancelled. Big surprise. We were told we could make our own private arrangements b/c there would be no more military flights out. We arranged to have Agape flights fly us out on noon on Saturday. We stayed with the children in a guest house on Friday night.
On Saturday morning, we packed up the kids in a taxi and headed to the airport. Minutes after the taxi dropped us off, we were attacked by an angry mob of men saying that we were trying to steal the children. They tried to take the kids from us. The Haitian police came and detained all of us. It was horrible until the US Embassy got there. They were pretty worthless though. We sat on the street with the children outside of the airport for six hours while the Haitian police, border patrol, immigration, and the US embassy had a huge pissing match. It was unbeliveable. Then they took us down to a police station for three hours while they continued to sort things out.  Thye let us go, but they took the children from us and they are sitting in a Unicef tent camp. I’m writing this out and I can’t even believe that this has happened. I am staying at an international doctor’s house. The US Embassy is “working” on it. Actually, I’m pretty sure that Hillary Clinton has gotten involved. It escalated quickly. I know for sure that my senator from MN is heavily involved. My husband is in Florida right now waiting for us to get out of Haiti. He was going to meet the plane on Saturday afternoon!
I am a strong believer and Jesus’ supernatural peace is comforting me right now, but my mind seems so muddled that I can barely from coherent words to pray. Will you please pray on behalf of Reese and the other children? I’m not posting this on my own blog yet, because I don’t want my parents to worry and be so upset.
Even though I have never met you, I feel a bond with your family as we have fought to get our children out of Haiti.
Sincerely,
Sarah Thacker


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Something Worth Dying For

“I submit to you that if a man hasn’t discovered something he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.”
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Adoption update…
January 21, 2009, 11:34 pm
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God is so good and has provided us with enough funds for Debra to visit Haiti and carry our dossier [adoption paperwork] over.  She leaves on Friday morning at 6 a.m.  and will return [to Miami] on Monday evening.  We ask for your prayers concerning this trip and more so for our adoptive son.

When we began our adoption talks we knew the process would be hard.  However, in the last few days I have heard news that it could be nearly impossible.  I am asking that you guys pray for this boy.  God has a specific plan for his life.  We have loved him for some time and followed his story almost as long as he has been at the Rescue Center.  Both of his parents are dead and his family left him at the center never to return for him.  The problems that will arise are the lack of paperwork [birth certs and records].

This is a message we received from our adoption facilitator in Haiti:

We need to talk about this adoption. Are you really set on Ronel? I fear that there is just not enough information or papers to do a successful adoption. I would like to talk to you about this. What time do you arrive? I would like to talk to you to be sure you know how difficult this will be.

He has already been told about us and has pictures of us.  We have even already started brainwashing him by buying him Astros stuff. He is who God has called us to.

Debra will be meeting with our facilitator  shortly after my arrival in Haiti.  It should be around 12:30 CST.  Will you please pray for the meeting? At this point we are just asking for strength, peace, and wisdom.

After our meeting Debra will be staying at the Rescue Center to visit with him.

I will keep you posted. Thank you all for your support and prayers.