As I prepare to leave for Guatemala, three mothers are in the midst of a second hunger strike.
In the hopes of easing their pain with the knowledge that they are not alone, I have made each mother a Solidarity bracelet.
I have also made one for each mother with their name and the name of their child.
Mother of Arlene Escarleth. She has no been without her daughter for almost three years.
Mother of Anyeli Lisseth. Loyda has been without her daughter for three years this November.
Three Adoptive Families
Here in the U.S. three families are aware the children they adopted from Guatemala are possibly these three kidnapped girls and are steadfastly refusing to let the girls be DNA tested to clear up the mystery.
- One family has apparently moved,
- Another is simply ignoring requests,
- And one family said they will fight to their last breath and last dime.And our government is allowing these possible felony crimes to go unsolved - not even attenpting to assist in uncovering the truth, though you could be they'd raise holy hell if the situation were reversed and an American mother believed her child had been kidnapped and trafficked overseas for adoption. Did not our government intervene just recently in a divorce custody dispute involving David Goldman's 9-year-old son, who's being raised in Brazil by the boy's stepfather.
"It's an anguish that's with us 24-7," Goldman said. "Awake, asleep, working, walking ... no matter what, it's with us."
Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., is suggesting legislation to require better tracking of international custody cases. The proposal also would spell out what the U.S. could do to countries that fail to cooperate in resolving custody disputes.
What about laws requiring the U.S.to cooperate? Goldman's son was taken to Brazil by his mother who later passed away. Heidy, Anyeli and Arlene were likely KIDNAPPED! On wht plant is a claim of kidnapped ignored by the jurisdiction in which he child is being held captive - when that jurisdiction is within the U.S.?
"Our current system is not doing justice for parents who are left behind or for the children who have been whisked away from their mom or dad," Smith said.
Amen to that, Rep. Smith!I want to give a special Thank You to Mary Sullivan of DNALady.com who said she was moved reading my previous post on this situation. Mary offered three free DNA tests for the mothers and the children. Unfortunately, as you have already read, it will be impossible because of lack of cooperation of the adopters.
Three Days of Solidarity
Please show your support by signing up to participate in a 3-day fast on September 1, 2, and 3, 2009....and pass the link on to ALL who are concerned with human rights.