Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Adoption Crisis in Ethiopia

I am asking and pleading that you lift the international adoption program in Ethiopia up to our Lord.

Last week the Ethiopian Ministry of Women’s, Children's, and Youth Affairs announced their intention to reduce intercountry adoptions by 90% beginning March 10, 2011.

The Ministry’s plan for a dramatic reduction is apparently based on two primary issues;

 1) the assumption that corruption in intercountry adoption is systemic and rampant and;
 2) the Ministry’s resources should be focused on the children for whom intercountry adoption is not an option.

This new ruling will greatly impact families that are already matched with children but it will also be a devastating impact for ALL orphaned children in ET. Please pray for the Lord's perfect will to prevail...pray for wisdom for the Ethiopian law makers...pray for the babes who's lives will literally be changed forever by this new ruling....pray for any corruption with Ethiopian adoptions to subside so more children can be protected!

The Joint Counsel for Emergency Campaign for Ethiopia Children has created a petition...please read it and SIGN THE PETITION HERE!


stephanie said...


Adrian Roberta said...

Thankyou for posting this.

Barry and Amy said...

Thank you for posting this! We are awaiting a court date to bring home our sweet three year old son who has already been in an orphanage for almost a year. We are praying and trusting.

shelley said...

Thank you for this post. I had heard rumblings of this this week but your facts are so helpful to know what details to pray for! I hope you don't mind if I repost this on our family blog!

Christel and Family... said...

I have word that it is the "fault" of UNICEF... who believes that all orphaned children should stay in their country of birth (at all costs)... They have been doing similar works in Kazakhstan, too. So naughty! This is not even close to "fair" for the kids waiting!!! I hope we can help change this!