Wednesday, March 9, 2011

A Call To Action For Ethiopian Adoptions!

If you are involved in the adoption community at all then you have probably heard by now that on March 10th, the MOWA plans to cut Ethiopian adoptions by 90%. YOUR VOICE COUNTS!
READ THE INFO BELOW AND SIGN THE PETITION! Let us do our part to SPEAK UP for those who cannot speak for themselves. My prayer is that MOWA will find answers to the problems they face concerning adoptions quickly. I pray that they will take the necessary measures to ensure the children's safety and then quickly move their program back into place for the thousands of Ethiopian children who desperately need a family to call their own. Please sign the petition if you have not done so already. Read the info below. Most importantly if you are an adoptive family stuck in the middle of this process, don't lose heart. God is in control! Keep praying and keep your faith high. God is much bigger than MOWA :)

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             Date   March 8, 2011                     
    Regarding   Ethiopia                                  
Dear Colleagues,
As you know, Joint Council recently released a Statement regarding the announcement by the Ethiopian Ministry of Women’s, Children’s and Youth Affairs plan to reduce intercountry adoption by 90%.  The Statement can be found on our blog by clicking here.  As part of our continued advocacy, Joint Council has launched an Emergency Campaign for Ethiopian Children.  The details of the Campaign can be found below.  Please share this information with your friends, family, colleagues, and adoptive families.  The Call to Action can also be found on our blog.
We hope you will join us in advocating for the continuation of intercountry adoption in Ethiopia. 
Best Wishes,
 March 8, 2011
Joint Council: Emergency Campaign for Ethiopian Children
What You Can Do:
1)      Sign the petition to the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Meles Zenawi – and pass it on!
2)      Have you adopted from Ethiopia?  Please send us up to 3 photos and 50 words or less with what you would like the Ministry to know about your child – we’ll compile the information and send a book to the Ministry of Woman’s Affairs.  Send your photos and stories by Sunday, March 12, 2011 to be included.  Please note that sending photos and stories gives Joint Council unrestricted right to use the information you provide.
3)      Share…Please send this Call to Action to family members, other adoptive parents, and everyone you know!  Post, forward and share your adoption stories via Facebook, Twitter, and blogs.  Make sure you include us in your posts so we can all hear your stories!  Here’s links to our pages: FacebookTwitter and our blog.
4)      Stay informed: Get up-to-date information regarding the situation in Ethiopia by signing up to receive information from us:  click here to do so, make sure you choose “country and issues specific information” and “Ethiopia.”  And don’t forget to follow us on FacebookTwitter andour blog!



    Official by the US Government.

    Heartbroken. Typing through tears.