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A Wayfarer is a person who is traveling, a particular place, a circumstance, a stage of life, etc. Let's walk the road of adoption together. The journey is so much better with company!
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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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Thursday, March 17, 2011

news on the recent MOWA happenings

Nothing new at the end of the day.............
Thanks for the tips on new info. I know we all appreciate the pooling of resources.

Paper for parents from WACAP can be read here


  1. Hi. We have a court date of June 24. Our agency just told us today that MOWCYA has told them that they are not going to be held to the 5 per day anymore, starting with cases where the preliminary hearing is in June. Instead, MOWCYA indicated to our agency that they intend on doing a full investigation into each case "just like USCIS is doing" and that agencies should "give them time". Have you heard anything like that? Our agency told us they don't know what it means - that MOWCYA is being intentionally vague. Our agency is anticipating this is bad news and is cautioning us that we may not have a MOWCYA letter for quite some time after our Court Date. I wanted to post this in case anyone else has heard anything like this or can add insight.

  2. I have not heard anything like this as a for sure. I have heard that the 5 per day would allow for such investigation. I have also heard that the US embassy and other embassies have offered to do this investigation along with or for them. Nothing official, and not even a statement that I have seen or heard of has been released indicating if any of this is accurate. I will certainly keep my eyes open for anything. I do know that some agencies are having their cases scrutinized more closely but do not know which agencies those are. Please post anything you learn as a comment here. It helps us all.


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