Saturday, March 5, 2011
Sad news and a glimmer of hope
This news is really upsetting. I love that MOWA is trying to ensure that all adoptions from Ethiopia are on the up and up. Believe me I really do appreciate that. But it seems like making sure that systems are in place for providing support to struggling families would be the first step in this process, not slowing down the process to a snails pace. There are an estimated 5 million orphans in Ethiopia. Last year the number of international adoptions rose significantly but at it's height only .05 - .10% of orphans were adopted internationally last year. There are so many children who need to be loved and cared for. It breaks my heart to know that there are going to be even more in the coming years.
My sister is in the process of adopting 2 boys from Ethiopia. They are just finishing up their dossier and are ready to be put on the wait list. I know several other families who are in process to adopt from Ethiopia. Please pray for peace and wisdom for their families.
For the last few months I've been thinking about how sad it is that there are so many orphans in Ethiopia and wishing that there were better solutions for those children. I've also been hearing about really great church planting movements that are spreading throughout Ethiopia. So my prayer has been for those churches to embrace orphan care.
Then the other day I stumbled on Seeds Adoption.