Thursday, November 15, 2007

Urgent request

Please Pray for Sandi and Hannah to both come home!

The US Consulate in Guangzhou has denied Sandi Sheldon permission to proceed with the adoption of Hannah. They want her to fill out a new I-171 and are making no guarantees after that. Sandi, of course does not want to leave China and leave Hannah here because she has no where to go. Sandi needs our help desparately! Please start a massive campaign of calling to her US Congressman and US Senator and urge them to intervene on Sandi's behalf. We have discussed this with Sandi and she wants our help. Please pressure these elected officials to contact the State Department and straighten this out.

Sandi should not be denied Hannah's adoption because her husband passed away unexpectedly. The adoption has been finalized here in China.

Sandi's congressman is Mike Rogers.
His Washington office number is 202 225 4872.
His Michigan office number is 517 702 8000,
he also has a toll free number 1-877-33 3-MIKE.
Sandi's US Senator is Debbie Stabenow.
Her Washington DC number is 202 224 4822 and her Michigan office number is 517 203 1760. Everyone should try to help and call these people until we get final approval. We should continue to pray that her adoption is finalized quickly and that Sandi can return home to Michigan with Hannah. Thanks from everyone here in China. Patrick & Eva

When you contact these offices you can either send an email or call.

This is what you can tell them:

Sandra Sheldon is in China to adopt her daughter Hannah. While on the trip with her, her husband died. The adoption had been finalized before Dennis died. The US Consulate in Guangzhou has denied Sandi Sheldon permission to proceed with the adoption of Hannah. They want her to fill out a new I-171 and are making no guarantees after that. Sandi, of course does not want to leave China and leave Hannah here because she has no where to go. Sandi needs your help desperately! Please contact the State Department and straighten this out. Sandi should not be denied Hannah's adoption because her husband passed away unexpectedly. I know you care deeply about children. Anything you can do to help this family would be appreciated by all of us who have traveled like this to get our children.

8 comments:

Beverly said...

I am an IA parent of a Chinese child. I called on behalf of Sandi. I don't know anyone personally who knows her or her family. I think her congressman's office not only is being called but is extremely surprised about the IA network. I got choked up talking to him even. I hope and pray our gov't will lighten up and let them come home. How rediculous!!

Beverly

Just Another Day In Paradise said...

I'm going to make my phone calls right now!

The Family Register said...

I have called Congressman Mike Rogers office as a fellow adoptive parent of an amazing Chinese daughter. I pleaded for common sense and intervention with the American Consulate in Guangzhou. Our hearts break for Sandi and for little Hannah. We send our prayers for God to intervene and clear Sandi & Hannah's path home together, now!

Anonymous said...

Hi i'm with WLNS 6 News in Lansing. I'm interested in the story of Sandi Sheldon. Do anyone know of any family in the Lansing area we can speak with?


Cking@wlns.com

Mari said...

I called both of them and was told they are recieving lots of phone calls from all over the country. They both said they are working to take care of the situation.

Anonymous said...

In regards to who to talk to:

The Sheldon's set up a blog on www.youbelong.net (click read journals and then under 'In Country' journals there name is posted). The password for the site is "hannah" and many of their family members have posted there. You may be able to read someone that way.

Teresa said...

Hello from Atlanta,GA...
I called Congressman Rogers office to and was told they are doing everything possible to assist in the situation. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Sheldon family.
Blessings,
Teresa
www.journeytojeremiah.blogspot.com

Kathy Friend said...

That is INSANE! How can they deny the adoption after teh fact?!