Update on Ethiopia and Adoption
Over the weekend in Ethiopia a multiday meeting was held by the House of Representatives along with MOWCYA (Ministry of Women Children and Youth Affairs) officials. Around 400 people were present. A research paper prepared by MOWCYA in conjunction with Parliament was presented regarding issues of sexual harassment, drug abuse and adoption within Ethiopia. After the presentation, those in attendance were divided into six groups to discuss and respond to 15 questions. Seven of the 15 questions were directly related to adoption. Our adoption agency is in the process of translating the research paper and questions. Each group had a mixed representation of parliament officials, MOWCYA officials, Court President and officials, NGOs, adoption agency representatives, teachers, and public attendees. Our adoption agency's in-country director was at the meeting, and she was working with one of the groups.
Please join us in praying for the Ethiopia officials and the children of Ethiopia.