Ethiopia Call to Action

Recent news out of Ethiopia has us saddened and anxious for our pending adoption.  Nothing is confirmed yet, but The Ethiopian Ministry of Women's Affairs is claiming plans to cut international adoptions up to 90%. Currently, they are processing around 50 adoptions per day, and claim as of today - March 10 - they will only process 5 per day. This is BAD news for soon to be adoptive parents of an Ethiopian baby.

The agency that we have most likely decided to work with, are saying they are still unsure of what this all means. I hope to know more soon, as I'm sure many other adoptive moms and dads do.

Luckily, the Joint Council on International Children's Services has put together a "Call to Action". I am praying that their 'Emergency Campaign for Ethiopian Children' makes a difference and the Ethiopian leaders listen.

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How can you help?

1 - Sign the petition to the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Meles Zenawi

2- Are you an adoptive parent of an Ethiopian child? The Joint Council is asking you to send up to 3 photos and 50 words or less with what you would like the Ministry to know about your child – they will compile the information and send a book to the Ministry of Woman’s Affairs. Send your photos and stories to advocate@jointcouncil.org by Sunday, March 12, 2011 to be included. {Please note that sending photos and stories gives Joint Council unrestricted right to use the information you provide.}

3- PRAY This situation is in God's hands. These children are in God's hands.

Thanks you for your prayers over these children and that the leaders of Ethiopia makes the right choice.