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.


Connie and Neil said...

Sorry, what is MOWA?

Jen said...

The MOWA closure is different than the "court closure" we keep talking about, right?


Anonymous said...

MOWA is the ministry of women's affairs; this is the ministry in Ethiopia that approves adoptions. Yes the MOWA closure is different than the court closure. They are two different entities. Usually MOWA does not close at all, however they did this year. Court is closing Aug 21 through Sept 30, which is shorted than most years.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone have the list of US based adoption agencies authorized by the Ethiopian Goverment to provide adoption services in Ethiopia?