I am still in the process of processing what all this means, but last week things went a little topsy turvy in my world. New information is coming in daily and it is too much and too hard to even comprehend it all at once.
Yes, this is the agency I used to adopt Little Man. Let me answer a few questions first before we even get started.
Could he be sent back?
He is my son and there is no process for undoing an international adoption even when fraud is involved.
Is his paperwork fraudulent?
That I don't know yet and I am working on figuring it out. He deserves to know the truth when he gets old enough to understand it.
Did I know this about the agency when I started the process?
Absolutely not! I researched and had heard good things about them. There were things that were brought to my attention a few months after coming home. But what I knew was one piece of a large iceberg. Even the families involved in this initial indictment are reeling from all we are discovering now. As we read and learn more we are ALL shocked, angered and sad and so many other emotions by what we learn.
There are many other questions that people and myself have that I can't put to words yet. Give me time to process this and I will write as I go. Please know this is a tough and vulnerable time for me and many parents who adopted with this agency. There is much pain and much anger for so many at this point.
Let me reassure one more thing…right now he has no idea any of this is going on. He is too young and it is too early. We are doing daily life like normal…today we will go swimming and playing with friends. I will post later about some processing I am doing.
But for now here is the article that sent my world upside down last week.