17. June, 2011UncategorizedNo comments

Ethiopia Adoptive families have anxiously awaited any news regarding the progress of MOWA’s letters of recommendation.  We are very excited to announce that the first two families in the new process have received MOWA’s recommendation letters today.  Their first court hearing was held on May 26th, with their second hearing June 2nd.  MOWA’s recommendation was received today, June 17th, making the delay period only 2 weeks. NOT BAD MOWA…NOT BAD AT ALL!!!! We will continue to watch the following cases to help us better understand how the process will work in the future.  Please continue to pray for the children of Ethiopia and their adoptive families.


2. June, 2011UncategorizedNo comments


June 2, 2011

Notice: Update on adoption case processing by MOWCYA in Ethiopia

The U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia has received information from the Ministry of Women, Children and Youth Affairs indicating that processing of cases that received a court summons prior to March 8, 2011 is still ongoing.  This exceeds their estimated 15-20 days to expeditiously process this caseload, as indicated in our April 5 notice.  The Embassy also understands that processing of cases with court summons after March 8 is proceeding at 5 cases per day, and there is no indication that these numbers will increase in the short term.

Prospective Adoptive Parents and parents awaiting final approval of their match from the Ministry of Women, Children and Youth Affairs are cautioned to anticipate continued and considerable delays and are encouraged to remain in contact with their agency for updates to their case.

The Embassy’s Adoptions Unit can be reached atconsadoptionaddis@state.gov.

Please continue to monitor http://adoption.state.gov for updated information as it becomes available.