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Thursday, 6 January, 2005

Update on Adoption of Tsunami Victims - US Gov Advice

The Department of State has received inquiries from American citizens concerned about the plight of the children affected by the tsunami that struck parts of South Asia and who are curious about the possibility of adopting children who have been orphaned by the disaster. The Department of State shares this humanitarian concern for the children of this tragedy and applauds American citizens' desire to assist them in their time of need. However, at this time, it is not possible for U.S. citizens to adopt these children, for several reasons.

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Thu Jan 06, 12:50:00 PM IST  
Blogger guru said :

The US state Dept cannot permit US citizens to adopt the poor hapless children who have been orphaned by the vagaries of the disastrous Tsunami! I wonder why! Is it because the US Govt feels that some Asiatic infections might be let loose on their soil? If every affluent country thinks up excuses for not allowing entry into willing and able foster homes for these poor orphaned children, where do they go, especially as their home country is ravaged and laid low and can hardly take on the additional burden of taking care of these children? The US State must come out with some cogent and convincing reasons for their decision not to admit these children into the US. I am sure it cannot be for safeguarding racial purity, a la Hitler! The US is known to be more broadminded than that. Will some one clarify these aspects?

Thu Jan 06, 04:04:00 PM IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Quote: "The US State must come out with some cogent and convincing reasons for their decision not to admit these children into the US."

I'm sorry but this is absurd! It isn't that the U.S. won't allow these adoptions to take place. The unavoidable reason is that the stricken countries are not allowing orphans to be adopted by any outside country.

While under great duress and strain, these people are thinking clearly, despite the seemingly unending hasty judgements and quick opinions. Aid (in all its forms) must be given first as well as, hopefully, some of these orphans will turn out not to be orphans at all but miraculously reunited with their parents or extended families.

When permission is finally given, I'm sure many prospective adoptive parents from the international community and not just the United States will open their hearts and homes to these precious children.

Thu Jan 06, 06:59:00 PM IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

It really is nice to hear about people with good intentions.

Thu Jan 06, 10:23:00 PM IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

I thought the act of giving was about the receiver - what the receiver wants!!!

Fri Jan 07, 08:11:00 PM IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

No, the wants of the receiver do not dictate to the giver...their needs do.

Mon Jan 10, 06:40:00 PM IST