Update on Uganda Adoption Situation

I received a comment on my last post by a social worker in Uganda. She said that this is very common there, wording always has to be changed and this is nothing to fret about. She directed me to this blog http://lifelineadoption.blogspot.com which is staying current with information about the situation in Uganda.

This is her blog post from yesterday..


The US Embassy is calling for a change in the wording in the legal guardianship decrees in Uganda. At this time, the US Embassy will not issue Immigrant Visas for children seeking to come to the US under a legal guardianship until this wording has been changed. Our attorney is diligently working to find out if the High Court judges would be willing to change the language used in the legal guardianship decrees. The decrees need to specifically state the judges’ awareness of the family’s intentions to adopt the Ugandan child or children in the US and that the judges understand the child or children will obtain dual citizenship in Uganda and in the US. He is specifically asking these questions on behalf of Lifeline families. Similar problems have arisen at the US Embassy in Uganda in the past and have been resolved successfully in a matter of weeks. Our attorney is hopeful that the current situation will be resolved in a timely manner as well. We will continue to update with timely and accurate updates.

Claire Davis
International Social Worker

So I am really praying this lady is right and it is all no big deal.

This is from an email I received from Meghan this morning,

"Prayer needs: Our attorney has spoken with heads of the division, and will be drafting a
legal opinion on the matter over the weekend to present on Monday (hopefully). He needs our prayers!! His arguments must be so clear, so convincing, so un-arguable, that the principal and deputy judges totally agree. IF that happens, they will then have to reword our rulings and the nightmare will be over"

That's all I know right now. Let's just continue to pray for Moses and the other children to be able to come home soon.

Continue to read Meghan's blog for updates.


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