Monday, April 21, 2008

The Purpose of the Blog

Joe and I went through an international adoption nightmare. The journey opened our eyes to the pervasive corruption and criminality that is endemic in the adoption industry. We were quite na├»ve when we began our adoption journey in April 2006. We did the standard research of our agency which consisted of checking them out with the Better Business Bureau and a search on Google, but that was all. We honestly had the Pollyanna belief that adoption would be a beautiful and enlightening process. We couldn’t imagine, and therefore never entertained, the possibility of fraud and corruption in something as heartfelt as adoption. Well, needless to say, we were seriously awakened when we involuntarily went through the trial by fire. You can read about our nightmare international adoption and the three sons that we loved and lost on our original blog at http://www.quest2kaz.blogspot.com/.

As a teacher, I believe that education is the key to change. It is my hope that this blog helps unsuspecting and vulnerable PAP’s learns of the very real possibility that exists for falling victim to adoption fraud and scams. I pray that NOT ONE MORE SINGLE PAP ever has to endure the heartbreak that far too many of us have felt. I believe that it is our right and moral obligation, as victims of adoption crimes and/or corruption, to speak out and share our stories. Elie Wiesel wisely stated that "The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference." Yet 1 John 3:11 tells us “…that we should love one another.”

So, ultimately this blog is about loving one another through the telling of our stories. LET’S SPEAK OUT!