We have received the first response from one of the international adoption agencies. It says something like: we have attentively analysed your dossier, and, given the current situation of international adoption, we regret to inform you that we will not be able to accompany you in your project. Our first answer is a no. I know… it’s only one answer.
But tonight we got more depressing news. We just spent our Friday evening at an adoption meeting (yes, since we do not have kids we have a super night life!). In particular this was a presentation of the national adoption agency, which is one of the possibilities to adopt internationally in here (there are three ways to adopt internationally here: adoption agencies, individual adoptions and the national adoption agency).
The lady from the agency gave a brilliant presentation and tried her best to deliver depressive statistics in an encouraging way. Still, the situation is really difficult. I now much better understand the statistics I was telling you the other day: only 1 in ten couples who received the permission to adopt actually manages to adopt. There are so many issues in international adoption that so many do not manage or are obliged to give up along the way.
According to what we heard tonight, we are not allowed to adopt in any of the countries managed by this agency. I will further check online of course, but it doesn’t look good. Again, I’m not giving up. Not at all. But I will certainly be even more able to explain why there is no such thing as “just adopt”.