Wednesday, March 9, 2011

You Can Help the Orphans in Ethiopia…

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to LOOK AFTER ORPHANS and widows IN THEIR DISTRESS and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. James 1:27

I love this verse, as it was one that heavily spoke to us when we were praying about adoption.  We are ALL called to look after orphans.  You may not feel led or called to adopt, but you have the opportunity to look after the orphans in Ethiopia today. 

Last Friday, it was announced that the Ethiopian government might decrease the number of adoptions by 90%.  It was said that the courts were going to go from hearing 50 cases per day to 5 per day.  This would certainly affect so many orphans in Ethiopia as well as the families that are here waiting to bring them home.  It could change everything about the adoption process from there.  The wait time could become much, much longer, and it is already LONG enough for those who are waiting.  I am asking you to take a moment and sign this petition that will be sent to the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Meles Zenawi.  This petition is an effort of the Joint Council of International Children’s Services to persuade the Ethiopian government to not take such drastic measures.  Right now, there are over 11,000 signatures, but they hope to have 250,000 before Saturday.  Please spread the word!!!!!!

I have always said, adoption is not the answer to the global orphan crisis, but it certainly does help.  Children that would otherwise not have a family, have one through adoption! You can help these sweet babies.  Please take a moment to sign the petition on their behalf.

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