Friends, I can't tell you how burdened I am right now! Last night I learned of a fellow adoptive family, who is in Ghana completing their adoption of four precious kiddos, and have been wrongly ARRESTED for child-trafficking!! They had court papers with them, but they were arrested anyway and their 6 CHILDREN, 2 of them AMERICAN children(age 4 and 6), were taken away to a HORRIBLE orphanage!
This is what I know so far. "All we know at this point is that
someone called the police to make this (completely unfounded) claim.
Next thing you know they were in the back of a police van, all 8 of
them, with sirens wailing and headed to child trafficking HQ. After that
the children were remanded to a government orphanage (which is NOT a
good orphanage) including the bio kids (who are VERY young) and the
parents were put in jail. After that her cell phone battery died, so
nobody's heard from her since."
The US Embassy is refusing to do ANYTHING until MONDAY morning, and that is NOT acceptable!!
They are with Dillon International, and since Ghana is a pilot program, they don't have a lot of contacts in Ghana, so we need to stand in the gap and PRAY, CALL, EMAIL congressman John Campbell. We need you to contact the US Embassy in Ghana. And also the Department of State. Contact ANYONE you think can help! This family is from California, so representatives from that state are best. I will have links at the bottom of this post for these.
Here is a short video of the Moghadam family.
Here is the FB page for the US Embassy in Ghana: https://www.facebook.com/USEmbassyGhana
Here is the FB page for Congressman Campbell: https://www.facebook.com/JohnCampbell
Here is the citizens services dept. of the Department of State: 1-888-407-4747
Here is the link for other reps in California: http://www.house.gov/representatives/#state_ca
Here is the link of the adoptive family who originally posted this. They will get new info the soonest: www.nogreaterjoymom.com
Here is the Moghadam family blog: http://themoghadamsjourneytoafrica.blogspot.com/
PLEASE remember that this is very SENSITIVE, so be gracious in your emails and calls. FIRM(that this is unacceptable), but kind in your speech! We DO NOT want to make the situation worse in our zeal to help. COVER them in prayer. SHARE this on your blog and FB page!
We MUST stand for them and WITH them on this!