Friday, April 16, 2010

Russian Adoptions Continue Despite Confusion

"There was confusing news out of Russia today over US adoptions of Russian children. A foreign ministry spokesman in Moscow told reporters that adoptions were on hold. Later, the State Department and the Russian ministry that oversees adoptions said that was not the case. These developments come after a Tennessee woman sent her adopted seven-year-old son on a one-way flight back to Moscow by himself."

Thus begins an NPR interview with Children's Hope International's Cory Barron. Yesterday our outreach and development director discussed the confusion and how news like this affects adopting families.

Listen to the full interview or read the transcript, here.

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

With Much Anticipation - China Referrals!

Six Children's Hope families adopting from China had the day of their lives yesterday - Referral Day! A big congratulations to each of these families. Each child referred is a young infant girl from Jiangxi Province, 10 months, 12 months, 14 months, 15 months and two, both 16 months old.

Toren and Diana Anderson along with big brother Rylan, 8. The family applied with Children's Hope to adopt from China at the beginning of 2006 and then received a log-in-date of April 17, 2006.


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Children's Hope Family Shares Daily While in Country, Adopting from Ethiopia

A Children's Hope adopting mom, Debbie Monterrey, is a KMOX radio morning show co-host in St. Louis, MO. She and her family are in Ethiopia this week picking up their new son. While abroad, she will be calling in to her show to share her daily travelogue. Debbie shared her first broadcast of meeting her son's birth mother and traveling to his orphanage, Wednesday, April 7.

Follow her travels this week for additional reports from this traveling family. Enjoy, and congratulations Monterrey Family!

Wednesday, April 7 - Meeting her son's birth mother
Thursday, April 8
Friday, April 9 - Getting to know her son and his culture, sharing a lot of great information on life in Addis Ababa

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