Jennifer's Place Archive
How we can help:
I'm pleased to share this information with you
regarding how we can assist Sandi and Hannah . . .
Bethany is accepting contributions to support the
family until December 31, 2007. Checks can be made
payable to Bethany Christian Services and please
indicate the Sheldon family on the memo line. Checks
can be sent to Bethany's Donor Records at 901 Eastern
Ave NE, PO Box 294 Grand Rapids Michigan 49501.
Bethany Christian Services will give all donations to
the family for their “Hope for Hannah” fund.
According to information posted on Bethany's China
adoption forum, Sandi and Hannah were at the swearing
in ceremony today at the Consulate and will be on
their way home!! Thank you for all your prayers on
their behalf, and please continue to remember them
Hello dear families and friends,
As many of you have heard through various forums and
groups, a dear mother, Sandi, is experiencing the
unimaginable - - the loss of her husband during their
adoption journey in China. In addition, the U.S.
Consulate has apparently denied her daughter Hannah's
visa to return to the U.S. and is requesting a new
In order to help, the request was made on-line that we
all contact this woman's elected officials to
intervene. I spoke with a representative from Sandi's
agency just a little while ago, and they are
requesting that this not be done . . . please see
Bethany's official statement at the bottom of this
Please, please lift Sandi and her family, Hannah,
Bethany Christian Services, the appropriate U.S.
officials, and the U.S. Consulate in China up in your
thoughts and prayers. May she know that the incredible
love and support of thousands of families is with her.
Pray for wisdom and grace on the part of the officials
who will make decisions on her behalf.
I asked the Bethany representative how
myadoptionwebsite can help. Right now your prayers
are most appreciated. If we can help financially or in
any other way, I will let you know.
Many thanks to those of you who contacted us about
posting this. I waited to do so until we knew that
others were doing so with Sandi's knowledge, as this
is an extremely personal and sensitive matter.
Bethany Christian Services appreciates your concern
and prayers for the family that is in China dealing
with a recent tragedy. We are working diligently with
the appropriate officials on behalf of this family in
need. What we ask now is prayers for this family.
Thank you for your concern and cooperation in this
delicate and sensitive matter."
Due to confidentiality laws, Bethany Christian
Services is not allowed to discuss other details of
this adoption and confirm nor deny any information
available on the internet. We also ask that the family
members involved be given their privacy during this
We have been contacted by multiple Congressional
Offices as a response to your phone calls and emails.
At this point, we request that you do not call your
congressional representatives as they report it is not
helping the offices work on the issue at hand.