Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Serious things are happening in Ethiopia. Read the article here, but this is the short version:

The Ministry of Women's Affairs (MOWA) has recently announced that as of March 10, it will now see only 5 cases a day-they currently see as many as 50 cases a day. What this means is that the people who give you a "green light" on your adoption have reduced adoptions down 90%. This is tragic. This might mean upwards of a 7 year wait for a child to come home. It means that instead of close to 4,000 children being adopted each year, 500 are going to be given homes. In the meantime, wonderful & loving parents wait eagerly to take their children home only to wait 7 years! Children who are in desperate need of nutrition and a forever home are now part of the system for 7 years! Can the children even survive 7 years?!? We are so saddened by this news, to say the least. We are praying and hoping that MOWA listens to the objections and the cries from people all around the world calling for a reversal of this...will you join us in praying?

What you can do to help. Also, pray, pray, PRAY for a reversal of this decision-it is supposed to take place in 2 days.


  1. Erin, Trying to figure out a way to email you. Are you still on the wait list at CHI? Are you still selling these t-shirts? We are a fellow waiting family. Hopefully you will see this.

  2. Amber,
    Yes, we're still on the list-I think #36 right now. We aren't selling the t-shirts anymore :( Sorry! Blessings to you as you wait!