I need to enlist the help of some people who have the time and inclination to do a little research on our behalf.
We are trying to find the answer to 2 important questions and try as we might ... and believe me we have tried, we cannot find the specific answers we are looking for.
We have been told that the document "The Implementation and Operation of the 1193 Hague Intercountry Convention: Guide to Good Practice" explicitly does not allow TLC to have contact with intercountry adopters after placement takes place.
Naturally this would leave us broken hearted and so we have been reading this document over and over again to find where this is stated. I have even emailed the Secretariat at the Hague for an answer. Perhaps we are all blinded by our own personal disbelief in the possibility of such a severing of roots but we cannot find any such stipulation.
If anyone has the time and inclination ... PLEASE read the document and help us look for this.
We have been instructed to not place any identifiable pictures of children with court orders against them on our websites or materials unless we have the express permission of the Presiding Officer of the court.
We are ofcourse willing to comply with this but in the interests of fulfilling legal mandates to the best of our abilities we would like to see the Chapter and Verse of the Children's Act or its Regulations where this is stipulated.
Again, anyone who thinks they can help with this please visit www.acts.co.za (http://www.acts.co.za/children_s_act_2005/index.htm) or Google around the topic and see if you can find anything because we are battling to get answers around this issue.
My Geese have taken to having their morning bath in my fountain outside the front door! It's so funny to watch, they get in 2 at a time and swim around and around the Sea Horse Fountain statue, honking like crazy for a few minutes and then they hop out and the next two plop themselves in. It really is very funny.
"The Big 6" ... My boys heading off down the lane to the Mainhouse, on their way to hop on the school bus. They are quite the gang now and all doing well.
My dining room and boy's bedroom painted ...
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