Friday, September 2, 2011
Adoption Regulations have been signed!
It is true! On September 1st the new adoption regulations were signed by the Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan. Two and a half years ago another Prime Minister placed a moratorium on adoptions and since then, the advocacy efforts have been directed at lifting the moratorium and getting new regulations on the books. Sounds easy, right? Wrong! When your government changes cabinet members as frequently as you change your clothes and there is a full blown revolution in the midst of it, it is darn near impossible. So yesterday's news is absolutely wonderful! Based on our experiences with Kyrgyz government, I am sure that there will be stumbling blocks along the way for the waiting families but this is a big step in the right direction. Hope is in the air!