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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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Sunday, March 13, 2011

news on the recent MOWA happenings

A new article, NO new information. Of course this is in panic mode........... again, which I feel is unnecessary and does not show any sort of trust in the ability of those at work to solve the problem of unethical practices and still continue adoptions. I believe they are able and will do the best job they can to right the system. I believe they are working for the child.
You can read the article here. A bit dramatic, but that is what makes news.

Another agency post their take on the conference call:
Again, I still maintain my hopeful belief, that things are going to work out for the better. I see a lot of working on it and a lot of belief in the need. There is no guarantee. Still we pray and wait with hopeful hearts.

Kat shares many of my feelings and thoughts and so I would like to link to her posts on this topic because I feel they add to the discussion and thoughts on the recent happenings: 
Momentum 1
Momentum 2

There are two bloggers who do personal blogs that I like the posts they have written on this topic. How they feel about it and their own personal ideas on the topic. They both take the side of being more interested in the ethics of the thing than in the slow down itself. Read them if you are interested.
The Watershed


  1. Thank you for your updates and words of encouragement. We are waiting (not so patiently) for our papers to be submitted to court and nervous about the whole thing.

    I spoke to another family who indicated their agency told them about the 20/day letters, but the conference call on Friday indicated the 5/day went into effect. Do you think the 20/day is real and when will it be announced?

  2. I am inclined to believe that they have been processing 20 rather than 5. It would be standard for this to be going on and yet not be official stance as of yet. I will be interested to hear the official report of today's meeting. I know a lot goes on not on an official policy level, but that is how it works. So, waiting to see. I really think it won't be quite as bad as things are made out to be. Of course, I am pretty adverse to scare tactics and dramatic declarations. They never hold all the truth.
    Hoping with you!!!!!


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