Some have asked how the adoption is going. We submitted our application back in November 2013. Our agency put a hold on all applications for 6 months because they were getting too many and the wait list was becoming very long. So, our application is on hold now.
There have also been problems arising in Ethiopia. The Minister Zenebu said "the government is working hard to
end foreign adoption and facilitate situations to raise the children
within their community". While they are working towards doing this, they are trying to change the laws and making it harder to adopt from Ethiopia. No one knows what the laws are going to be, but there is talk on my adoption boards about maybe not allowing singles to adopt. They may have a maximum amount of children you are allowed to have at home already. A lot of people are scared they aren't going to get to even finish their adoptions that they are already in the process of. We have been praying for clear direction from God on how we should handle this situation. We don't think it's wise to put a lot of money into it and then it be shutdown and the country keep all the funds. They don't transfer funds to adopt from a different country. All of it would be lost. Adoption is already an emotional roller coaster without adding all of this in. Right now we are on at least a 6 month hold. So, we will see what happens over the next 6 months. Thanks for all your prayers.