Last week was an emotional roller coaster for many reasons...we mailed out our dossier (with every important document that covers our entire life, and the biggest check I've ever written) only for the dossier to be LOST in the US (certified) mail for a day! Thankfully our dossier was found and delivered!! However, the biggest news in regard to adoption was the changes taking place in the Ministry of Women's Affairs in Ethiopia (MOWA is who processes ALL inter-country adoptions through Ethiopia). Basically adoptions are being cut by 90%. To read more about this, follow this link. http://adoption.state.gov/news/ethiopia_alert.html
In 2010, more than 2,500 Ethiopian children were adopted by American families. Should MOWA implement the recent directive as indicated, the number of adoptions from Ethiopia could fall as much as 90%, although the full impact of MOWA’s decision is unknown and cannot be predicted at this time.
How can you help???
PRAY!!! Pray for the children in Ethiopia and for MOWA (that all would be cleared up and adoptions could proceed).Also, PLEASE sign this petition to MOWA, by the Joint Council Emergency Campaign for Ethiopian Children.
Through all of the uncertainty of changes in Ethiopia, we are thankful for our Sovereign God who knows and holds the future! We are thankful for our friends and family who have prayed, encouraged, and supported us on our journey thus far!! Also thanks to Families Outreach, an orphan care foundation that also has a grant program for Christian adoptive families. We appreciate all of you!!