Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010
Imagine that someone shows up at your door and uses their authority to kick you out of your home. Just you. Not your children. Someone else comes in to take care of the children.
Whether your child was born to you, adopted by you, or is being fostered by you–how could you bear such a thing? What would happen to the children? To their emotions, their spirits, their health, their futures?
This is what happened at the Village of Hope in Ain Leuh, Morocco. At VOH, 33 children for the most part have known no other parents than the families which they’ve become part of. And now these expatriate families have been forced to leave Morocco. This video was shot just after the authorities announced to the children that their foster parents and siblings were being evicted from Morocco. The cries are tearing at my heart.
In the midst of my emotions, I plead with you to be careful how you spread this information. The parents want to return to their children more than any of us might want it for them. So please, let’s honor their request:
We also appeal to our supporters around the World to not react to this situation and use the internet or any other means to say anything that might be viewed as detrimental about the Moroccan authorities. We the parents are the only people who carry the authority to speak into this situation on behalf of our children and we are raising up a team of people whom we trust with our message to speak on our behalves.
I hope you will read their official statement, especially if you’ve been stirred by other announcements. Let the parents be the guide.
If you feel led to action, please work through the contacts the parents have listed at the end of the statement.
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