Friday, April 27, 2007

Local Family Can't Bring Daughter Home

The Bready family lives in my area and have been trying to bring their adopted daughter, Holly, home from Cambodia. The U.S. State Department is denying her entry because the U.S. government suspended immigration of adopted children from Cambodia in 2001, due to "baby selling" corruption in that country.

The Breadys aren't giving up, but in the meantime, they are looking to China in hopes of adopting a baby boy with a cleft palate.

U.S. refuses entry to adopted daughter
Ben and Amanda Bready live in Loudoun Valley Estates west of Dulles Airport. Like many couples, they would like to have children -- living with them in their home.

In fact, they have a daughter, Holly, who is five years old. She lives in Cambodia and the U.S. State Department says she may not enter the United States, even though her adoption is legal...

The Breadys adopted Holly in 2002 when she was about 18 months old. They have made three trips to Cambodia in the past 13 months to visit Holly and to try to bring her home with them. On their last visit, the family enjoyed touring Angkor Wat, the ancient temple, together. Ben and Amanda have a photo of Holly as a happy and healthy child taken during that visit.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow...that is so heartbreaking.

6:12 PM  

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