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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

An interesting morning

This morning we met with the Ministry of Justice. Not the department, but THE Minister of Justice and her staff. Her staff are the ones who do all the paperwork for international adoptions in Bulgaria. Any file of child who has been adopted out of Bulgaria has passed through their hands, and the Minister is the one who signs off on them, making the adoption final.

It was interesting to see where they worked, and the conditions in which they work. There are about eight of them, crammed into TINY offices, and out in the hallway are stacks and stacks of files. Each one representing a child somewhere in the international adoption process. While it looks unorganized, I can assure you they know EXACTLY where every file is. It was also interesting to hear their perspective of the process. They got to meet Shelley's new son Kullen, and put a face to the name on the file they'd handled. Kullen worked the crowd well, of course!

Tonight is a CTR night; we'll be having dinner with Tanja who runs the parent support group here. Today her husband is picking up the packages we shipped here, and we'll be bringing them back to the hotel with us to sort for the families we'll be meeting with on Saturday.

Stay tuned for pictures!

1 comment:

Lu, Poppies Blooming said...

This is all so amazing! Oh someday I so want to join you two on one of these trips. Not sure I'll ever get to a point where I don't end up in tears so you may not let me lol but I'm just so thrilled at all of this! Do you realise how important this all is? Of course you do lol but seriously! This is SO important and amazing!!!