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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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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

MOWA/MOWCYA court news

USCIS announcement. This really just confirms what we already know................ Still waiting for news from parents who are there and in process to see what is really happening. I know without an official MOWYCA statement things are sort of up in the air feeling...... and they may not give one, or soon anyway. It may just work itself into some sort of new normal. Will will all wait some more and see.


  1. Do you know what exactly they're referring to with the March 8th date? Is it if you received your court date before then or appeared in court before then? We received news of our date Feb 23rd for an April 21 court appearance. Thanks for keeping us updated!

  2. It is currently not totally clear. There are two thoughts on this that I have read so far: 1. if you have a court case number then you are in the rush it through section, even if your court date has not come yet, but is assigned. If you do not have a court case number then it still remains to be seen how they will be handling those 5 per day or some other decision. 2. if you had a first court date on or before March 8 then you are in the group they are speed processing. If not then you are still waiting to see how it pans out for you.
    I wish it were more clear. They are really pretty different interpretations..... Please let me know if you do hear anything more conclusive!

  3. I have been looking in on this discussion on several group sites. It sounds like if you have a court appointment/summons/date given then you are included in the folks who are being processed quickly. This is even if your date is after March 8. This is the information that the US Embassy in ET has given to two or so people. Hope that helps.


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