You know when you're just at a loss for words because you're almost too overwhelmed with emotions all over the spectrum to figure out a way to eloquently sum it up? That's me right now- and part of me doesn't want to even write this post for that very reason, but I NEED to because there is a much to be prayed over right now, and I KNOW that there is power in prayer!
As most of the adoption community already knows, there are some major changes that are about to take affect in Ethiopia regarding adoptions. While this news didn't completely blind side us since there had been some talk of possible changes earlier in the week, Joshua and I still held out hope that nothing would transpire of the rumors. Well, yesterday our hearts sank when our agency did in fact confirm that MOWA (Ministry of Women's Affairs) was planning on taking some drastic measures that would cut intercountry adoptions up to 90%! Sigh... not what we wanted to hear. Here is the statement that was released yesterday: