Friday, August 07, 2009


"We have been informed that we must leave our daughter behind in China. The CDC has decided that she is too much of a risk, even though she has been on medication for two months, as a small child cannot produce a cough strong enough to transmit the germ, and has clear evidence in progressive chest xrays that the TB responds greatly to normal TB medication. She could be sent home masked and then quarrantined, but we wouldn't want to upset other airline passengers. EDITED -- some people are confused about this. I was being sarcastic. I meant to say, of course we would mask her, but they won't let us pursue that option, presumably because it would upset other passengers.A natural born child of an American citizen would not have to endure this. Dr. Tom Frieden is the head of the CDC and bears responsibility as the man who keeps adopted children away from their mommies and daddies."

The head of the CDC is a crazy person. If this child was a bio child she would not be left but because she must go through immigration and she is adopted then the CDC has no problem leaving her in China separated from her parents back in the hands of the staff from where she caught the TB (the orphanage). You can read the plight of this family by clicking the link in the post title.


Ohilda said...

This sickens me!!

mommytoalot said...

Oh my God. That is horrible.

Vicki said...

Thanks for posting this. I did know about it...but...yikes.
Also, the pic below of your little missy girl is toooo precious. It has to be preserved on paper forever. You're doin' great!!
Vicki and Emily

Briana's Mom said...

I have been reading about this poor family. It is so heart breaking.

AZMom said...

I feel just horrible for this family and their poor daughter. I do hope this gets sorted out and soon! That little girl needs to be HOME!

Gwendolyn said...

How horrible! Poor little thing. :o(