Good-bye dear one.
Saying “good-bye” is one of the hardest things about life. Today Asha House had to say “good-bye” to Akash, the little one who has made Asha House his home since before he was born. The government came and took Akash to a government orphanage about five hours away in Harayana.
The sad part to this story is that Akash is loosing his family, and his Asha Family is loosing him.
But every cloud has a silver lining.
At this new orphanage we have been told that it is possible for Akash to be legally adopted. Because he is still very young and is quite a hansom little man. He will have a pretty good chance of being placed with a family quickly. (note: Because of the Hague Convention you are not allowed in India to pick out the child you want to adopt. Your agency would find a good match for your situation and you can either say “yes” or “no” to your agency’s choice. So it is not likely that if you wanted to adopt Akash that you would be able to chose him specifically.)
It is exciting to think of Akash going to a family where he can be given more personal attention and care. Please pray with us that Akash will be chosen soon and that his adoption case will go through quickly (I have known some cases in India to drag on for 5+ years). Pray that the family he goes to will love Akash well, and that they will be people who love and serve Jesus Christ.
After reading this you are probably wondering why Akash was taken and why can’t Asha House adopt their children out. Both of these things come back to financial support.
Akash was taken because there has not been stable support coming in to Asha House over the past year. The government has deemed that with the funding they currently have Asha House can only support so many children. Akash was one too many. If there was more consistent support coming in Akash (as well as the six other children who went to new homes over the past few months) would not have had to go.
Asha House is not an organization that can be adopted from because they do not have the legal system set up. The first step to this would be to have a permanent address (i.e. purchase land). Only after Asha House has purchased land could they begin the process of filing to become an adoption center. (note: Only some of the children at Asha House could ever be adopted because many of them still have parents and families.) They have had their eye on a piece of land for some time, but the problem is that land in New Delhi, the capital of India, comes at a steep price. Again it comes back to finances. But as the psalmist says, our God “owns the cattle on a thousand hills.”
Impossible is nothing.
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