12 June 2008

Please Pray

(photo by David Blumenfeld)

For those of you that aren't involved in the Ethiopian adoption community, or don't know already, many families are in crisis right now because of the suspension of adoptions by MOWA (the Ministry for Women's Affairs) for children coming out of Enat Alem orphanage. Rumors about the why's and wherefore's and how long it may take to get sorted out are all over the map. Basically, no one knows all the details, and we may never know the whole story.

I'd like to ask you to pray for the families waiting for their sons and daughters whose adoptions are stalled (including our dear friends the Yateses waiting for baby D). My heart, and I know many of yours are too, is aching for the babies and children stuck in Ethiopia under a pile of red tape and for their Forever Families who've been on a journey to them for months and years now wondering how much longer the wait will be.

Please pray for the Lord to guide the officials at MOWA to complete this process quickly. Pray for a miracle! Let's pray these babies home! Amen!


Liesl said...

Yes, prayers are definitely needed! Our friends are caught up in this as well, as their court date was right along the same time this MOWA issue came up. Ugh, so tough, but so good to know that we have a God that is not surprised or stressed out by this.

Also, thanks so much for your encouraging comments on my blog and for praying for us while we went through a tough time of our own. We literally felt the prayers of so many people and I can truly say that it was those prayers that got us through. Isn't God's family awesome?!

Bless you,

Tish said...

Ugh...we know some people who saw their babies' faces in photo last year and are still waiting in the red tape.

Hope you are doing well and enjoying the summer break!

ErinOrtlund said...

How frustrating! I hope the delay is not long.

FHL said...

I hadn't heard about this! Families that are waiting and each day praying for their children to come home....Children in orphanages who should be in the arms of their families...seems like life should be so much simpler. Sad. I will be praying for these families...