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I hope this blog will be helpful to you in your adoption whether you are considering, waiting or home. I started this blog when we were adopting and found there was next to nothing on the web in any orderly manner. I set about to collect information for myself and then for others. Now, there are more sites for resources, but still not much that brings it all together. I hope this blog will serve as a sort of clearing house for Ethiopian Adoption Information. Please feel free to contribute your knowledge through commenting.
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Saturday, March 12, 2011

looking for news on MOWA court processing cuts

I just want to report that a family with our agency who is IN Ethiopia right now for court has sent back this report:

1) The MOWA official, who was apparently behind much of this, did indeed step down.
2) They have now decided to write 20 letters/day.More than the proposed 5 per day but fewer than the 50 per day. So, it is better but not as fast as before.
3) their court proceedings were not slowed due to this event at all. They did not get the MOWA letter but the judge is assuring them it should be there Monday. Of course this remains to be seen. But, hopeful.

I would like to note that the slow down is again, NOT a cut. It is a drastic slow down even at 20. However, it sounds like it is in the letter writing department. That means that they have done what research seems needed on the child and is now willing to write the letter. I can see that this research that they need to do on each child is important in determining the ethical status of each adoption. This is great news. I also am anticipating hopefully that more good news will come that they are able to hire more people to do this work so that it can keep up with the need and remain ethical.

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