The foster family heard there was a lot of emphasis on the accepting gifts in exchange for a child. Of course this is absurd! One of the letters submitted with our dossier, from the foster family to us does thank us for the gifts we sent back with "Flower" when we hosted her. They were CHRISTMAS PRESENTS! Things like sweaters fpom stinkin' KMart!!!!
We have been asked by the foster family to stop all communication. We are no longer allowed to call, send letters, packages, NOTHING! We have no idea what "Flower" is being told but my heart aches for her.
I don't want this to all turn bad on the foster family but the truth is, we cannot just walk away. "Flower" has the right to a family. This country wants to be a part of the Hague Convention AND deny a child a right to a family. Don't think this will end quietly.
Not sure what to do next. First we need the SDA to give us approval for her refferal. Then we need the foster family to agree. Now we have 2 obstacles instead of just one. Maybe I need to fly out there and meet with a lawyer to find out about "Flowers" rights??? I need wisdom and I am calling on our Holy Father for it. Please stand in prayer with me.