Monday, August 22, 2011
What is a video worth?
They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, so this video must be worth a million! The video that you are about to see was created by one of the waiting mom's ( thanks Suzanne!). The pictures you will see are of children that have been successfully adopted from Kyrygyzstan prior to the moratorium and pictures of those orphans that remain. The saddest part for me is that this video is now well over a year old and still the wait continues. Hopefully, due to the advocacy efforts of the waiting parents it will be over soon. The Kyrgyzstan presidential elections are set for October 30th, 2011 and there is an urgent push to finalize the adoptions by that deadline. If not, then the battle will start from scratch with the new administration. So while the families are aggressively advocating to make that happen, I will be urgently raising money for those families that need assistance with the grants and interest free loans. Please know that no dollar amount is too small. I think people often are afraid to donate if the gift will not be "substantial" but that is so very far from the truth. I am hopeful that it will be the shear number or donations, not the size of any given donation that will make the impact that I am hoping for. Very little bit counts!