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Need three hundred signatures by the end of the day

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Carolyn252, Dec 27, 2010.

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  1. Carolyn252

    Carolyn252 Mother of Chickens

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  2. Raen

    Raen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you tell us what this is about?
     
  3. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Can you tell us what this is about?

    They Wait: 56 American families are facing heartbreak due to U.S. policy in Nepal. These families are struggling to bring home their legally adopted children who are stuck in Nepal awaiting visas that will allow them to enter the U.S.​
     
  4. Carolyn252

    Carolyn252 Mother of Chickens

    Quote:Sure. It's self-evident on the page of the adopted orphans' photos, http://theywaitnepal.blogspot.com/ and is also explained in the petition itself, http://www.petition2congress.com/3867/bring-stranded-nepali-adoptees-home-now/ but briefly:

    The frustration continues as we try to get a visa for our new little granddaughter so that she can come home to us in the United States.

    We've got a new website filled with photos of some of the little Nepali toddlers and their American parents who still wait and hope for the U.S. Department of State to grant visas to the children. They are all stuck, trapped, even though the Department of State's Embassy in Nepal continues to openly declare that NO fraud has been found on any of the Nepali documents that declare the child as an orphan available for international adoption and NO child trafficking has been found for ANY of these newly adopted orphans. But the Embassy remains adamant that unless the new parents can produce evidence of no fraud, the Embassy will continue to deny visas to the children.

    So we've hired Nepali attorneys and Nepali investigators to try and find the long-lost police officer who found the abandoned baby on the side of the road two years ago, or we try to find the orphanage director who received the baby, so we can get declarations from them both that the baby was indeed found alone and abandoned. (and wasn't bought/sold or trafficked, etc.) The documents can be obtained, along with the photos of the infants upon admission to the orphanages, and medical reports on the infant on admission and as she/he grew through the months and years of languishing at the orphanage, but it all takes SO MUCH TIME, AND SO MUCH MONEY to get these private investigations done. And meanwhile, the kids continue in an institutional life.

    The American families involved have signed the adoption papers and these kids are legally theirs now. And the Department of State has clearly stated that their own investigations (that took FOUR months, from August to mid December, 2010), found NO fraud, NO trafficking. But still, there are 56 kids still without visas.

    The photographs are precious. One of the photos there is of my daughter and my new granddaughter.

    As soon as you sign it, the petition's webmaster will immediately email a copy of the petition to YOUR state's Senators and Congressional Representatives. Free of charge.

    Please forward this email to EVERYONE you know, and ask them to forward it on also; EVERYONE in your contact list. We've got to stop this torturous nightmare. Maybe a big holiday push for compassionate humanitarian expedited visas will be granted.
    We live in hope.
    -Carolyn252
     
  5. Raen

    Raen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, I did sign it, but when you post a link to a petition a basic "what this petition is" line is helpful for people to decide if they even want to click the link, you know? Sounds like a crazy situation (grrr bureaucracy) and a great cause, I hope those kids can get home soon.
     
  6. Carolyn252

    Carolyn252 Mother of Chickens

    Thank you to everyone who went and signed the petition. The number of signatures is growing very fast now.

    It would be wonderful if we could get 10,000 signatures by the end of the week.

    We all pray for the New Year to start out for us with a notice that the Department of State will decide to grant visas to all these little innocent kids.

    PLEASE continue to forward this link to every, every, every one you know. And paste it on your Facebook pages.
    http://theywaitnepal.blogspot.com/

    Thank you from this waiting Grandma.
    -Carolyn252
     
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