Late last night the following article was posted on an adoption post I follow. Needless to say I have not rested and today the adoption world is in a frenzy. http://allafrica.com/stories/201312260586.html/ We, along with many in process have sent in emails asking our agencies for more details but like us they all seem to be […]

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Late last night the following article was posted on an adoption post I follow. Needless to say I have not rested and today the adoption world is in a frenzy.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201312260586.html/

We, along with many in process have sent in emails asking our agencies for more details but like us they all seem to be blindsided and unsure of what this will mean. Below is the response we have received from our agency in our facebook group (agency name removed due to nature and sensitivity of issue)

(Name Removed) is aware of the recent TV broadcast in Ethiopia, which portrays a generally negative perception of international adoption. This is a documentary type show which has aired for a couple of nights now after the evening news, and is sponsored by the Ethiopian Government. It provides viewers with general information about international adoption, and also strikes claims that birth parents may be unaware that adoption is a permanent placement, and that Orphanages receive money for the placement of children. It also provides opinions that children are better off remaining in an orphanage in Ethiopia, rather than being taken out of their birth country. The Ethiopia First Instance Federal Judge was interviewed, as well as head officials from MOWCYA, an orphanage director, and an adoption agency director. We are unsure as to the motive behind this news story, but ask you to pray for all those involved in adoption in Ethiopia. We understand that the NCFA has also expressed concerns over this recent televised story to the Department of State. We will keep you updated with any new information that may come up. Thank you!

No one knows what any of this means or how it will affect the families currently in process!

We are asking all our prayer warriors to join us and all the families from our agency in prayer tonight at 10eastern/9central. Hundreds of prayers will be going up at this time and the more we can add the better. But please, don’t just pray tonight, pray until we have a clear answer. 

Reminds me of the lyrics to a hymn:

Prayer Bells of Heaven

While we are living in this world of care
Many the burdens that we have to bare
But there’s a prayer bell at the Lord’s right hand
Give it a ring and he will understand
CHORUS:
Prayer bells of heaven oh how sweetly they ring – [Keep Ringing]
Bareing the message until Jesus our King – [Oh Glory]
When you are burdened down with trouble and care – [My Brother]
Ring on and on for God will answer your prayer
Three Hebrew children to the flames were thrown
Because a mortal King they would not own
Jesus delivered and the King then saw
Prayer bells of heaven beats a man made law
When Paul and Silas both were thrown in jail
They did not worry who would go their bail
But on the prayer bell they began to ring
Off fell the stocks and they began to sing
Into the garden Jesus went to pray
Until his sweat became as blood they say
Ringing the prayer bells there in agony
Bringing salvation that we might be free

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