Alright so here is the deal with our adoption of Joseph. Our paperwork is totally clear and we are approved to adopt him.
However, we have learned recently that there is a problem on Joseph's end. We are being told that there are problems in Joseph's paperwork that may deem him un-adoptable. The problem stems from the fact that he was born to foreign parents who have since returned to their home country several years ago.
We are being prepared for the reality that we may not be able to adopt Joseph after all. Obviously this news was very heartbreaking to us, as we have fallen head over heels in love with this little boy and want nothing more than to make him ours. However the greater tragedy is that this child would have to spend his life as an orphan, and as a child with Down syndrome, he faces the mental institution very soon. We do not think this is fair and we do not think this is acceptable.
We have asked the facilitator to make a plea to the judge. In nursing school we were taught to look at the patient and not the numbers or the paperwork. We are asking the judge to do the same. Look at the CHILD. What is in his best interest? Joseph is truly stranded, with nobody to call his own. We want to be his family and we are asking the judge to recognize that fact and make the decision that is right for Joseph.
Now that you know, we hope you will pray with us for favor.
Joseph deserves a family. Don't you agree?