October 7, 2013
Rainy season is over! We are now moving in to the dryer warmer season in Ethiopia. The courts have reopened and we hope that cases will begin to move. All current cases will fall under the PAIR process which means that you will only be making one longer trip to Ethiopia instead of 2 shorter trips. We do not expect PAIR cases to begin to travel before late January so we will have to see how the details work out.
There are still many families waiting for referrals. Referrals are very slow in coming because orphanages are being encouraged to look for domestic options for children. I know that the wait is hard for families and we are doing what we can to locate children in need. As always we do have waiting older children in need of homes and families.
We always enjoy visits and pictures of your children so please keep those coming. Enjoy the fall and continue to pray for the all personel involved in the process of adoption, for families in process and waiting families and for the children, both in our care and those needing our help!