We are so excited to share our Ethiopian adoption adventure, and our CRAZY lives with all of you! Our hope is that it will encourage you to step out in faith to do what God has called you to do! There are FIELDS of fatherless children waiting for someone to care for them, to love them, to tell them of JESUS' love for them...will YOU be the one??

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Good News??

This was posted by an agency(don't know which, but heard they were reputable), and it seems to be mirrored by other agencies as well....soooo...sounds like good news:)!!

'Today we want to update you on the feedback we received yesterday from our
foreign staff in Ethiopia, which was confirmed in a discussion with our adoption
colleagues in a Joint Council caucus call later in the day.

At this time, all Foreign Staff on the ground in Ethiopia are reporting that
MOWA has completed their staffing changes and are now currently working at full
capacity to complete those adoption cases currently re-scheduled or assigned a
court appointment through the courts of Addis Ababa. Our staff believe this to
be around 800 cases they are working at full force to complete with no
restrictions on the number of cases processed each day. This is great news! We
are thrilled to hear these drastic changes do not seem to be going into full

We are also pleased to report that for new cases moving forward; it appears the
original changes proposed by MOWA will not be implemented to the degree of 5
cases a day. At this time it is unknown whether or not MOWA will issue a formal
statement regarding how they will process cases in the future, but from all
discussions it will not be a drastic decrease from before. Through the continued
work, meetings, and advocacy of many Foreign Staff members in Ethiopia, it
appears any future changes within the case processing for MOWA will avoid
sweeping and disproportionate alterations to the number of cases processed each
day. Rather, the hope is that MOWA, Joint Council, Adoption Service Providers,
the US Department of State and other NGO organizations can come together to
support the government of Ethiopia in strengthening the process for ethical
adoptions to continue while also improving the general social structures to
assist with family preservation in Ethiopia. This plan was acknowledged in the
recent posting by the US State Department this morning at
http://adoption.state.gov/news/ethiopia.html. We understand the US Department of
State cannot issue a formal statement without MOWA issuing a retraction. Based
on the information we are receiving, MOWA is concentrating on processing the
current adoptions and the new staff is not focused on numbers, but doing their

1 comment:

  1. Well, that almost sounds too good to be true. But I HOPE IT'S TRUE! Thank you for finding and keeping us updated!!!!!!!!!!!!!!