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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Just The Good This Time

I've got straight up good news for ya. No bad news chaser.

I figured you'd be as happy as I was to hear that we can get A* home sooner than six months of treatment in country.

I spoke with Carolyn from Project Hopeful today. She gave me all the necessary info. The deal is that once A* has been under treatment for two weeks he would be eligible to file a waiver. Since we're still waiting on our HS he'll be long past that two week mark by the time we pass court, etc., and are ready to come get him.

We'll have to file the 601 waiver (you know that one. It's the one all families adopting HIV+ kiddos used to have to file BEFORE the awesome new law was passed to remove discriminatory bans on HIV+ immigrants. Seeing as HIV isn't communicable if you ARE NOT participating in AT RISK BEHAVIOURS.) This means more cost to us and a few extra bureaucratic hoops to jump through. But that ain't no thang if it means we can get our boy home sooner!

I can't express how grateful I am to have a resource like Project Hopeful at our disposal. If you are adopting an HIV+ child don't hesitate to utilize Project Hopeful's knowledge and expertise.

So, all this is an answer to prayer. And a huge relief.

We're still heartbroken that A* has to suffer with such a serious illness. It breaks our hearts that we cannot be there with him during this time. But we are relieved to know we can still bring him home sooner than six months! If we could just get that dern HS back!

By the way, Project Hopeful is working on some new initiatives for holistic HIV+ orphan care. 157 Million Orphans and Project Hopeful have teamed up to create these unique CHOSEN 1 tee shirts which will fund their work. Head over and pick one up. You'll look great in it!


Dietrich & Amy Lusse said...

Now that is great news!!!!!!!! Woohoo!!!

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Oh, what great news! Will be praying for this precious child you are bringing home!

I so admire you for doing what the bible simply teaches us to do. "Love one another".

Many blessings,

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy you ended up contacting them. I knew they could help!

Stacey said...

I'm so happy to hear this new info! What an answer to prayer!!