Thursday, March 24, 2011

More news, but we still don't really know anything...

Today's email from the placement agency:

We are writing today to report on information we have received regarding the meeting that took place yesterday between MOWCYA staff and the adoption agency network in Ethiopia. We are hearing that MOWCYA remains committed to processing, in the normal time frame, those cases with court dates already scheduled. MOWCYA is currently discussing its long term policy for processing future adoption cases. Until a final decision is made, we expect there will be a limitation on the number of cases being processed daily.

Please know that a strong advocacy effort continues with the support of many organizations, including US Department of State, foreign Embassies and governments, child welfare groups and adoption agencies. We will keep families informed as we continue to learn more about the impact these changes may have on the process. Other reliable sources of information include the US Department of State ( and Joint Council on International Children’s Services (

The Ethiopia Team will be available on Friday should you have any questions or concerns.


  1. I got this and didn't know what in the world to think. Not knowing is agonizing. Hang in there!

  2. The uncertainty is the hardest part - it's so hard to just sit and wait for news. Try to stay positive and hope for the best!

  3. I love your title for this. I feel like we keep getting updates, but I just keep getting more confused. I go through every line of every email and try to read between the lines, and still...nothing.