Today there was information coming out of Addis Ababa that could potentially impact the wait time to travel for IAN families. Please see the following announcement:
At this time it is unclear what, if any, impact this will have on IAN families. We are currently in communication with our Ethiopia in-country staff, the US Embassy in Addis Ababa, and the Joint Council on International Children's Services.
IAN is supportive of any and all efforts made to ensure the highest ethical standards for all children adopted from Ethiopia. At the same time, we are very aware of the concern that an additional wait time poses to adoptive families. It is our intent to clarify the changes, determine their impact for our families and post an update as soon as we have further information.
Thank you for your patience.