My little guy in Ukraine died. When we thought we were going to adopt from Ukraine we were seriously considering adopting him. He finally had a family in process for him. I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that Eric and I made the right choice by choosing Serbia, but my heart still breaks for him. At least he is no longer suffering.
PLEASE I beg all of you, when a family is asking for help with their Adoption, help them. Adoption is not a fairy tale, it's hard and it's messy and it's expensive. Most (not all of the kids, but most) of the kids are living in hell while they wait for their families to raise the money. Every day a child waits in an institution brings them one day closer to death.
I don't think most people understand the severity of the situation. There are MILLIONS of children, waiting for someone to get the guts to say "Yes" to them. There are millions of children waiting for help. Some of us are not called to adopt, some of us are called to support those adopting. There are TONS of ways you can support the families that are adopting, it doesn't have to be just through money.
Do not be afraid to help. Do not be afraid to speak out. There are children dying and you, YES YOU, can make a difference.