If you're unaware of what's been happening, here's a quick recap: VOA News ran an article on March 4th that said "Ethiopia is cutting back by as much as 90 percent the number of inter-country adoptions it will allow, as part of an effort to clean up a system rife with fraud and corruption".
Basically what followed was confirmation from our agency and a week of major concern, praying, fasting and questioning how this was going to affect us.
MOWA basically holds the power to write their approval of a family adopting a child from Ethiopia. Without this approval, said family will not pass court. This process of going to court, and failing can go on for months... and this was all happening before the 90% decrease was outlined.
On Friday, we received another email from our agency... a bit more encouraging, which said,
"As noted by NCFA we are also excited to highlight the positive reports we are hearing regarding meetings in Ethiopia this week and are hopeful they will result in the continuance of a higher number of favorable recommendation letters being written by MOWA for families in the court process. We know God can move mightily and are continuing to trust His hand over the Ethiopian adoption process and your family’s process as well. As an additional note of praise, we received favorable recommendation letters from MOWA today for 4 families currently in Ethiopia resulting in them successfully passing court today.
During this season we would ask for your continued prayers and will be joining your family in this. We will continue to inform your family of any new confirmed information we receive."