You see, I am feeling a little numb, because I feel completely and utterly powerless. There is no simple way to get around the Australian adoption laws being the toughest in the Western World. How, oh how does one change this situation. An average of 6 to 8 years and $50K with no guarantee that your adoption will go through.
How can this go under the radar? Why is their extremely little attention given to orphans in foreign orphanages? Why did the Australian government tell me there is almost no demand to adopt in this country? What the and how the? Bloggers... tell me.... what can be done?
Visit Amy if you have time, it is so encouraging. Did you know if I moved to the US, within six months I could adopt through their adoption systems? But would I be allowed back into Australia with my adopted child? I think not. Crazy business my friends. It really does my head in. Babies, up to six sharing a cot, not crying because human instinct tells them to keep their energy as no-one will listen anyway, babies not feeling grass between their fingers, barely even cuddled... and there is no demand?
|image courtesy Tiny Green Elephants|
Ten years in an orphanage and no demand says the Australian Government? 'The Lucky Country' some say? I'm feeling it is more like 'The Selfish Country'.