Sarah-Sakshi (CLEARED) :) :) :) 



Sarah Sakshi was finally cleared through her adoption process on August 30, 2006. This particular case has become an important and personal case of which, I have had direct involvement, I am so proud to have been a part of little Sarah-Sakshi’s life thus far. I feel this deserves recognition on my web blog.

Words cannot describe how happy I am that this little girl is only weeks away from being connected with her beautiful Danish family, who have missed and loved her ever since they received the glorious news in January 2006; they were going to be parents again for the third time to Sarah - Sakshi. In honor of Sarah’s HC clearance, which began this past April and was a lengthy tedious process; her family and I decided that we wanted to share some of the photos of Sarah from the time I was in India to present.

Many of you have followed Sarah through her adoption process, NOC, and HC clearing. She is pretty much famous all around the world and we deeply thank each and every one of you who prayed for her case to clear. This has been an emotional rollercoaster for all of us, and I just want to take the time to express my gratitude to all of you who have written to me in regards to Sarah – Sakshi. I would like to extend a special thank you to her lovely family in Denmark who gave me permission to document their adoption process and for allowing me to spend time with their beautiful daughter. As most of you know, the international adoption process can be a painful one, especially when nothing seems to fall into place. Sarah – Sakshi’s family has been extremely strong, patient, understanding and never once gave up throughout this entire process. I really commend your Maybritt and, Brian for how you and your family kept your head up high and handled all the struggles you were faced with.

My first meeting with Sarah was on January 27th 2006. I entered the room where there were about 25 small babies, of ages 5+ months that lived. Sarah -Sakshi looked at me with her big dark brown eyes as I entered. She was so tiny, as she was laying on a play mat on the third floor. At the time she could barely crawl. I remember thinking “what a cute little girl” I want to pick her up... and so I did. Little did I know that Sarah was not only beautiful, but an extremely intelligent little girl. Despite there being 30+ care takers at the orphanage she knew that I was a stranger and would not allow me to pick her up. She instantly started to cry and I decided to place her back on the play mat. As most of you know I love children and they never seem to get upset around me, but Sarah-Sakshi was different. She was not having some stranger like me pick her up. With time all of this changed and she became used to my face, and started to cry for my attention. Her Danish family has given her the perfect name, Sarah… which means “Princess” and that is exactly what she is. After having spent three months getting to know Sarah and her family I can only say that they are all very special to me and I hold them close to my heart.

In just a few weeks of time, she will be on her way HOME… so Denmark, get ready to welcome a new citizen. :)

LOVE & HUGS TO ALL WHO READS THIS AND WHO HAS BEEN SUPPORTIVE AND FOLLOWED SARAH – SAKSHI’S CASE.

GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

LOVE,
SARAH







"I am bored"



"Hey neighbor, are you up yet?"



"Yeah, I'll come over..... if only I can get out of this bed"

















"JUBIIIIIIIIIII Sarah - Sakshi received her NOC papers today"







"Sarah - Sakshi got up on her own for the first time"





"Can you do this?'











" Look, I am eating my first cracker (kiks) "



"There you are Sarah"



"Wait, I am almost ready.... don't go"





"Okay, lets do this"



"How do I look?"





Sarah - Sakshi's first birthday. (TILLYKKE SARAH)



"Hey, that's my flag"



My last day at BV with Sarah - Sakshi on April 19, 2006



3 pictures taken by Ms. Sanjukta Panigrahi in May 2006







3 pictures taken by Sarah - Sakshi's best friends parents in July 2006





"Look Mom, Dad, Sharon and Simon...... I can walk now" :)


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Hare Krishna Temple visit  

Trent, Patrick, Han and myself visited a Hare Krishna Temple. Immediately after entering we were all greeted and invited to a one on one session. For a while I thought I had lost my crew but luckily they returned.












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Chembur India (Mumbai) 

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Adoption Blog (Sarah Brandt Talreja) 

Welcome to AdOpt.


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MIn Dag På Adoptionzone.dk 

Kœre Annike, alle som lœser og ikke mindst alle jer som har vœret så søde til at skrive på dette indlœg idag,

Kl er 8:50 pm og i sover nok alle sammen men så har i noget morgen lœsning. Jeg har nu haft nogle timer til at sidde og fordøje hele dette indlœg som faktisk kom helt bag på mig. Da jeg imorges skrev, tœnkte jeg hmmmm gad vide om der er nogen herinde som har børn fra årgang 95 -96 og gad vide om jeg kender dem. Jeg tœnkte ikke så meget over det da jeg klikkede på den lille "udfør" knap. Jeg regnede med at jeg ville få nogle gode resultater ang. hvem der venter på HC og hvem som har fået barn i forslag.

Annike's mail gav paf i mig fordi jeg netop så mange gange har tœnkt på at hun minder mig om en som jeg kender men jeg ved ikke hvem. Det har jo stået på i et år nu men da søde Annike aldrig skrev til mig efter at have lœst min blog hvor jeg skriver at jeg har eskorteret i 96 ... ja så tœnker jeg jo ikke over at det måske er lige der at jeg kender eller rettere sagt har mødt hende og hendes mand. Hele dagen idag har vœret helt utrolig for alle tror jeg. Jeg sidder her og er ved at lave en film og skrive en bog om adoption og pludselig finder jeg ud af alt dette her samt at Annike fortœller mig at hun har video bånd hvor jeg er med. Det er jo helt perfekt tœnker jeg. Tœnk at Annike og hendes familie kommer til at blive et kœmpe led i mit projekt idet at jeg her på det sidste har sagt til mig selv, "hvor er det œrgeligt at jeg ikke har det på film da jeg kom til Dk med de 5 piger" men har helt slået det ud af hoved at det kunne blive aktuelt på nogen måde. Det var ligesom en tanke som fløj gennem mig men ikke en realistisk en. Når men jeg lœser jo Annikes søde ord til og om mig samt mange andres og det vil jeg sige jer alle tusind tak for. Jeg ved ikke hvad jeg skal sige, er helt overvœldet med alle de pœne ord. Tusind tak.

Annike, du er så sød at skrive at jeg er blevet et bindeled og vil så gerne sige tusind tak og i lige måde for du er blevet et kœmpe led i mit projekt uden at vi overhoved har vidst det. Jeg ved godt at det er lidt mœrkeligt at samligne en film/bog med en indisk pige, men det gør jeg for min passion for dette og for at have lœrt så mange dejlige mennesker at kende har vœret en stor drøm og i har hjulpet mig med så mange ting som historier, billeder, tegninger, og hvad ved jeg. Kœmpe hjœlp og så er der dem af jer jeg mødte i Indien og fik lov til at interviewe som Bettina og hendes familie ..samt flere andre. Der er jer som venter på at få jeres barn hjem som jeg nu kender meget til samt jer som venter på barn i forslag. Det er helt utroligt smukt alt sammen.

Som i nok alle kan huske var mit første indlœg i år omkring Februar tror jeg og jeg fik mange klager men også mange positive comments pga. af at jeg var blevet så vred over det med den indiske dreng som fik nej. Jeg fik at vide at jeg ikke kunne skrive sådan fordi der havde vœret for mange klager og jeg kan huske at jeg tœnkte, "nej hvis jeg som adoptiv voksen som laver et projekt netop om adoption ikke kan skrive sandheden..ja så er det jo nok best at jeg sletter min profil her". Men Kœre Tine var meget sød til at sige at hun syntes at jeg skulle omformulere mig og så ville hun støtte mig. Jeg tœnkte over det i 5 min. og så var jeg på igen. Sådan en dag som idag bringer disse minder frem, for tœnk nu hvis jeg ikke havde gjort det, tœnk nu hvis jeg havde forladt denne zone som jeg var meget tœt på... jammen så ville jeg ikke have lœrt jer at kende og i ville nok ikke kende så meget til mig og mit projekt og jeg ville aldrig have vidst at den lille bitte bitte Asta fra dengang er Annike's datter.

Det er bare en vidunderlig dag og jeg ville bare gerne sige tak. Tak for idag, for jeres comments, og fordi i lœser og følger så pœnt med. Tusind Tak.

Kœrlig Hilsen
SARAH
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