A while back, I sent out information pertaining to the announcement in March that the government of Ethiopia planned to reduce international adoption by 90%. Initially, Travis and I were extremely discouraged, as we felt that it greatly reduced our chances of being able to adopt from Ethiopia. Within that first week, however, we felt God calling us to keep moving forward.
Check out Joint Council for a complete update on the adoption climate within Ethiopia, but for those of you who helped out with the petition I sent out, you have our sincere gratitude!! Truly, THANK YOU!! The advocacy on the part of individuals, groups, and governments have paid off, and the proposed plan to drastically reduce Ethiopian international adoptions has potentially been thwarted!
That being said, we're excited to say that we're moving forward and still pursuing our adoption from Ethiopia!!