The month of February saw two families return home with their children from Taiwan. Both families have adopted previously and everyone is doing quite well! Since our last newsletter, we are excited to announce a new baby girl referral for a family in the New Hope program! We also received a civil ruling in February for a family adopting a baby boy through New Hope. We are awaiting news of a civil ruling for one of our families in the Cathwel program.
The new child welfare legislation in Taiwan will result in all non-relative adoptions being processed through organizations licensed to do adoptions. The implementation date of the legislation is set for July 1, 2012. Currently there are ten organizations who are able to process adoptions under the new law. Cathwel, Chung Yi, and New Hope are all licensed organizations. New Hope has recently discussed with Gladney the possibility of sibling groups being available for adoption through their organization.
A new brother for Austin!
We survived and now our family is four!! Austin is quite a handsome little guy! New Hope is wonderful! We were very impressed with the program, the people working there, and their efficient manner! For more from the Skinner Family, who have now completed two Taiwan adoptions, click here to link to Gladney's Taiwan Blog. -Jill, Ian, Alec, and Austin Skinner
A picture of Alec and Austin, it sums up the whole day!