Friday, July 31, 2009

Referral Acceptance!

Number one on the toddler boy waiting list accepted a referral today! Everyone on the toddler boy list moves up one spot.


Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Court Closure

We are disappointed to be announcing that courts are closing on August 21st this year and will be opening in late September. Our staff in Ethiopia is doing its best to get all documents for matched families into the court system as soon as possible. However, some recent court dates that have been assigned at other agencies have been for after the end of court closure, so we cannot guarantee that a timely submission of documents will result in a court date before August 21st. This only impacts families that are currently matched and have not been assigned a court date or any family who were to receive a referral during the closures.

Please do not hesitate to contact your coordinator if you have any questions.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


Today, number two on the baby girl list accepted a referral. Everyone below #2 on the baby girl list and #2 on the sibling list move up one spot.

Also, everyone below #3 on the baby boy list moves up one spot as well!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Referral Acceptance!

A family accepted the referral of a baby boy today! Everyone below #3 on the baby boy list and #5 on the baby girl list moves up one spot.

Please contact your coordinator if you have any questions regarding your spot on the list!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


We received word from our facilitator that as of today, MOWA is closed for approximately two weeks. At this time we expect MOWA to reopen around the first of August. We will keep you posted as we learn more.

UPDATE- Sorry for not elaborating on MOWA. MOWA is the Ministry of Women's Affairs- the adoption authority in Ethiopia. This means that any paperwork that needs to go through or come from MOWA will not be processed during these two weeks. If you are wondering whether or not your particular case will be affected by this short closure, please feel free to contact your coordinator.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Referral Acceptance

Number 4 accepted a referral for a baby girl today! Everyone below #4 moves up one spot on the baby girl list.

We also forgot to mention that the family who accepted the referral of a baby boy last week was also #3 on the sibling list. So everyone below #3 on the sibling list moves up one spot!