Friday, November 14, 2008


I'm glad I didn't name this blog something that is specific to Kyrgyzstan.

I don't think it is going to pan out. It certainly isn't panning out the way I thought, or even THOUGHT I would think--to include the proverbial hurdles.

My agency has 12-24 months on it's site now--from submission of dossier. I don't know that they are taking into account that there is no time frame for the process from one official to another to ANOTHER and then to referral. And even if they are...

I do not want to wait TWO MORE YEARS to be a mother.


****AMENDMENT...and, for the record, I am adding this AFTER I wrote the above. Seems like I may have been psychic...*****

The following is from the state department:

November 14, 2008

The Department of State recommends adoptive parents and agencies exercise caution in pursuing an intercountry adoption from Kyrgyzstan. A number of prospective adoptive parents have reported that their cases are not being processed. The U.S. Embassy has requested official clarification, but no formal announcement has been made.

According to local experts, few if any cases are being processed at this time. Further, the government of Kyrgyzstan appears to be making moves to strengthen its internal controls of and develop new legislation on adoptions. It has been reported that Kyrgyz citizens may have been denied the opportunity to adopt during the past year, even while some intercountry adoptions by non-citizens were being approved. At this time it is not clear what action will be taken on pending cases or if the Government of Kyrgyzstan will accept any new cases

The U.S. Embassy continues to monitor the situation and will provide clarification as soon as it is received.


  1. Lori - this is truly devastating! You'll be in our thoughts. This is the toughest road I've had to travel yet! Take care.


  2. I definitely think you could be just about the most perfect candidate for domestic adoption..... BUT I do still think Kyrgyz is going to pick up and all of us already in country will have referrals 6 months from now at the latest. Maybe I'm too optimistic?

  3. I know this is hard for you right now. Have faith! I tend to be negative but I just know in my heart that things will pick up and you wil get a referral soon once they get their "hats" on straight. Don't give up. You're daughter is out there waiting for you. I'll be keeping you in my prayers.

  4. Lori,

    Where ever your daughter is, I'm r behind you all the way! Pray & listen hard. He will let you know. There is a child out there for you and she will be so blessed to have you as a mommy.

  5. Lori,

    Maybe it is Kyrgyzstan, maybe not. We have had so many stutter starts with each of our adoptions, but with each one we learned more and felt drawn to where we ended up...and that part of the process can be painful. Hang in there, trust God and listen for Him...He knows what is best.


  6. so hard.. I know.. hang in there Lori.... she's out there...
    You do know that God has her in the palm of his hand.. right??
    I was having a REALLY hard time back in the summer and was CRYING out to God.... why did you call me to this and then make me wait??? WHY??? what if they aren't taken good care of??? what if they are hungary??? cold???? and it was like as plain as day.. God spoke to my heart that my babies where in the palm of his hand... under his protection... and honestly that is a better place than our house... He has your baby girl in his hand Lori!!! He's taking good care of her... you will find her... you will and it will be perfect and so worth the wait!!! Praying for you always....

  7. Your daughter is out there. She is your daughter. God would not have placed this desire in your heart if He were not going to fulfill it. She may not be in Kyrgyzstan. She may be. No matter where she is- He is the One that will guide you to her and bring you together. You will be together.