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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Only a few more hours for PIE

Happy Thanksgiving to All. This year I am thankful for everyone who stands beside us while we patiently (andsometimes not so patiently) wait for a certain Central Asian government to let the children we love become a part of our families. I am thankful for my friends, my family, and for all my new found friends. This has been an amazing year full of heartache and tears. But also full of new found wonder at the how the kindness of others can affect so many... There are just a few more hour in our PIE Challenge. Help CIndy reach $500... or any of us reach $1000.... Tell your friends, post and cross post. Just $5 a piece!!!! Thank You John and Julie for all you do. Thanks to Kyle and Sergey, Anya, Larissa, and Jengish and so many others for giving of themselves so many others will have HOPE!!!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Shout it OUT.

I no longer intend to stay quiet! I will get the attention of someone, anyone and everyone who will listen. If you are reading this feel free to send it to your Senator, your Congressman, your local newspaper. Hilary Clinton, ANYONE who we could get involved. We are at an impasse. And we have nothing to lose. SHOUT IT OUT for our kids. and for all the kids in any orphanage where their GOVERNMENT believes they are better off. I have seen things in those institutions that would make your toes curl! It is abuse and neglect! And someone needs to help!

Good Morning,
As you are all aware I am one of the 60 plus waiting families in Kyrgyzstan. This morning (Nov 13) the latest news out of Bishkek states that Parliment has put off the state of International adoptions until February of next year. I do not believe that some of our children have this time to spare. I have seen photos of some of the waiting children. There is obvious neglect in this situation. The human rights of 65 children are being totally violated. There is a child with such a severe cleft lip and palate that it is preventing her from getting enough nutrition to grow. At the age of almost two she is the weight of a 3 month old child. There are kids with Cardiac defects that are not being evaluated by cardiologists. Children with Cerebral Palsey that are not getting the necessary intervention to provide them with the opportunity to have a normal life. Children who are being denied the love of a family while political parties can't decide their fate. I intend to become very verbal in this fight against the neglect that is going on. Kyrgyzstan is just one country and one example of children's rights being violated by foreign politicians who have no education in the field of child welfare. I believe at this point the only thing that will save our children from many more months of institutionalization is gaining the support of a higher authority in our government. Please pass this along to every level. I believe that the 65 cases could be resolved but not without intervention from above. I appreciate everything that JCICS and the Department of State has done and is doing to help resolve this. I send out those words of gratitude over and over. But we have come to an impasse where we need even more help. Please, Please help us help our kids. February 15 is just another date in a string of 2 years worth of dates.

Ann BAtes

Ryan & Ambassador:

If there is no word tomorrow (NOV. 13) that the Kyrgyz Parliament is going to immediately release the 66 children who have been waiting

for their adoptive families almost 2 YEARS, is it possible for Secretary of State Clinton's office to make direct contact (phone call) to the

Kyrgyz President to request the lifting of the moritorium on THESE 66 adoptions????

The families and agencies have waited and waited for almost 2 years now. It seems no one --- not the new Prime Minister nor the

Kyrgyz Parliament has the will or courage to do the right thing and release these already referred children to their families. This issue

should NOT be linked to what Kyrgyzstan wants to do about international adoption in the future..

We will encourage families and agencies and any other concerned parties to contact your offices hundreds of times a day, if needed, to

stress to you that your high level contact with the Kyrgyz President is now our only hope for the immediate release of these 66 children,

many who desperately need surgery and other medical care.

Please do NOT put this issue off until next month or next year. This is a case of the human rights of orphanaged children being abused.

Immediate, strong, direct action is a must now. We are depending on you.

Thank you for your involvement

Madder then a hornet!

Ok so this am we got the news we thought we would get... Another date to wait for.

This from Basically the same info:

Consideration of the transfer of children from Kyrgyzstan on international adoption postponed until February 2010

13/11 08:25, Bishkek --IA «», Ayzada Kutueva

Consideration of the transfer of children from Kyrgyzstan on international adoption postponed until February 2010. This decision was made today at a meeting of the Jogorku Kenesh following consideration of the actual implementation of the LCD of the CD on the transfer of children left without parental care, for adoption (adoption) to foreign nationals.

Thus, the deputies have enabled the new government to understand the existing legislation and to take adequate measures to address this issue. Recall that last year set up an interdepartmental commission has identified a number of violations in the area of adoption of children by foreign citizens and the problems in the legislation governing this issue.

URL: parlament/ 51927-2009/ 06/16/114991. html

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Pie in Your FAce Christmas Challenge

Every Year in Central Asia there are orphans and others who know what Christmas is. But it is only because there are folks who care and make a difference in their lives. Just think, what would you do with $5? Buy a starbucks coffee? In Central Asia that same $5 will allow a child to attend a day ful of Christmas activity lunch at a favorite local restraunt an activity with adults who care and a Christmas gift that they will cherish the whole year. Not to mention years worth of positive memories. This year I have joined my friends to help with this Christmas Challenge. I am partnering with my fellow waitng families. My Challenge is to come up with $500 in donations. For each $500 I will be taking a PIE in the FACE for the children. I am sure my fellow PAP's would love to also partake in this. My pooches will really be happy for every Pie In MY face there will certainly be 7 happy pups will to catch whatever hits the floor!!! So my first challenge is to generate $500. My second challenge goes out to all my fellow PAP's..... send this out to all your friends.... All your friends' friends and family.... For $5 lets see how many Pies we need to come up with.
All right so how do you donate???? Follow the link to John's site...

Go to the donate button and then be sure to choose Ann for all the PAP's !!!!! We will be credited for the donation.

And for the record... In just one 24 hour period. we have already received $200. GO PAPs.