Saturday, September 6, 2014

Help to Bridge the Gap of pediatric oncology patients of Armenia





So happy to be attending the first annual gala of this special event September 7, 2014.

Our inspiration came 5 years to form this group from a very special case, a little boy from

Armenia that had a rare but very treatable form of kidney cancer.  5 years later Narek is in

remission and we have had fundraisers and made a difference to those that need it the most.









Thursday, August 7, 2014

Armenian Adoptions and Waiting Child Lists



This is one of the many "endorsements" on Hopscotch Adoptions website.
Waiting Child Lists should be noted are forbidden, the children could or could not be
fully relinquished, a small number of children are available but their photos are prohibited from
being on "waiting lists" If you are being sold a bill of goods from a photo beware that could be switched.
Remember, Adoption Service Providers (ASPs) are not recognized under the Armenian Adoption authority.
Robin Sizemore uses a middle man that acts as the Power of Attorney, his name is Eduard Amalyan, he deals in
CASH only.  Hasn't declared or paid taxes in Armenia.  Meanwhile he drives a black Mercedes while the
poor people of Armenia are forced to relinquish their children because they cannot afford to care for them.

REMINDER: 2 ALERTS HAVE BEEN ISSUED.


Notice: Reminder: Adoption Processing in Armenia

March 18, 2014

The U.S. Embassy in Yerevan has received reports that prospective adoptive parents are being given misleading information about the adoption process in Armenia. Specifically, there may be misleading information as to who is authorized to provide adoption services and which children are eligible for intercountry adoption.
Please note that Armenian law does not authorize professional facilitators, adoption agencies, or attorneys to provide adoption services in Armenia; it allows prospective adoptive parents to grant a power of attorney to an individual to handle most aspects of the adoption process on their behalf.  Some U.S. adoption service providers have contacts with local individuals to fulfill this role.  Hopscotch Adoptions uses Eduard Amalyan who use to work for Carolina Adoption Services (CAS), but followed Robin when her contract was terminated from CAS.  Jeanne Sobie an ex employee of Hopscotch Adoptions and apparently "ex-friend" is one of the adoption coordinators at CAS. 
U.S. citizens wishing to adopt in Armenia should contact the Ministry of Justice, the central adoption authority of Armenia, to inquire about applicable laws and procedures.
U.S. prospective adoptive parents and adoption service providers are reminded that adoption services in Armenia can only be completed through direct contact with the Ministry.
Contact information for the adoption authority and the U.S. Embassy in Armenia is listed below:ARMENIA’S ADOPTION AUTHORITY:
The Ministry of Justice
41A Halabyan Street
Yerevan, Armenia
Tel: 374-10-319-093
Internet:
www.gov.am
Email:
stepanyan.argam@gmail.com
The Department of State will provide updated information on adoption.state.gov as it becomes available.  If you have any questions about this notice, please contact the Office of Children’s Issues at 1-888-407-4747 within the United States, or 202-501-4444 from outside the United States.  Email inquiries may be directed to AdoptionUSCA@state.gov
 








Notice: Reminder: Adoption Processing in Armenia

March 18, 2014

The U.S. Embassy in Yerevan has received reports that prospective adoptive parents are being given misleading information about the adoption process in Armenia. Specifically, there may be misleading information as to who is authorized to provide adoption services and which children are eligible for intercountry adoption.
Please note that Armenian law does not authorize professional facilitators, adoption agencies, or attorneys to provide adoption services in Armenia; it allows prospective adoptive parents to grant a power of attorney to an individual to handle most aspects of the adoption process on their behalf.  Some U.S. adoption service providers have contacts with local individuals to fulfill this role.
U.S. citizens wishing to adopt in Armenia should contact the Ministry of Justice, the central adoption authority of Armenia, to inquire about applicable laws and procedures.
U.S. prospective adoptive parents and adoption service providers are reminded that adoption services in Armenia can only be completed through direct contact with the Ministry.
Contact information for the adoption authority and the U.S. Embassy in Armenia is listed below:ARMENIA’S ADOPTION AUTHORITY:
The Ministry of Justice
41A Halabyan Street
Yerevan, Armenia
Tel: 374-10-319-093
Internet:
www.gov.am
Email:
stepanyan.argam@gmail.com
The Department of State will provide updated information on adoption.state.gov as it becomes available.  If you have any questions about this notice, please contact the Office of Children’s Issues at 1-888-407-4747 within the United States, or 202-501-4444 from outside the United States.  Email inquiries may be directed to AdoptionUSCA@state.gov

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Vanessa Kachadurian bikes for orphanages just shipped 50 bikes to Armenia!!!


Vanessa Kachadurian even 3 wheel for the older special needs kids!!!
 

Successful Delivery of 50 bikes to Armenia!
We are thrilled to announce that the delivery of the 50 bikes to four different Armenian orphanages and day camps was a huge success. Once again we were a witness to the power of bicycles. The bicycles brought joy and happiness to all the children. The bicycles will provide the children who have very little possessions with countless hours of fun as well as a mode of transportation to various places around their village. Out of the four Armenian orphanages and day camps we delivered bikes to, the Bikes 4 Orphans team was able to visit two of the locations. At Bridge of Hope in the village of Dillijan we delivered a bicycle and a tricycle to a day camp for disabled children as well as children from impoverished families. In addition, we visited an orphanage/summer camp where we delivered 30 bicycles in the village of Tsakhkadzor . The remaining 18 bicycles were delivered to another orphanage and a children's hospital. This could not have been possible without the extraordinary collaboration with Focus on Children Now, especially Karine Aboolian and Anahid Kalantaryan. Also thank you to our parents for financing this life-changing trip! Full albums, videos and detailed reports will be posted tomorrow!  As Vanessa Kachadurian reported early Focus on Children now is currently raising funds with Fresnan Vatche Soghomonian's bike a thon through Fresno raising money this year for the Syrian Armenian Children resettling in Armenia. 
Vanessa Kachadurian
http://www.bikes4orphanages.blogpsot.com