Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Let Your Voice Be Heard

Tonight our hearts are heavy. 


"Last week the Ethiopian Ministry of Women’s, Children’s and Youth Affairs announced their intention to reduce intercountry adoptions by 90% beginning March 10, 2011. The Ministry’s plan for a dramatic reduction is apparently based on two primary issues; 1) the assumption that corruption in intercountry adoption is systemic and rampant and 2) the Ministry’s resources should be focused on the children for whom intercountry adoption is not an option. Without further announcements by the Government of Ethiopia, it is our understanding that the Ministry’s plan will be initiated this week." Released Statement

What truly ends up happening remains to be seen, but we have been advised this is "not good".

Jeremiah 29:11 says, 
"For I know the plans I have for you", declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future".

If inclined please see below. 


HOW YOU CAN HELP:
Click here to go to their website.

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, Children’s and Youth Affairs. Send your photos and stories to advocate@jointcouncil.org 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: Facebook, Twitter and our blog.

1 comment:

Keeping up with the Birmele's said...

SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED!

Been praying all day! <3