Friday, November 21, 2008
Well, there are rumors and speculation swirling around the adoption world that Ethiopia is, or may be, changing their laws regarding single mother adoptions. Meaning -- they may be restricting or banning future adoptions. I spoke with my case manager yesterday who informed me of this potential change... but she felt hopeful that I may not be affected. Apparently there is a possibility that Ethiopia may allow up to ten single mother adoptions a year per agency... and someone, somewhere in Ethiopia asked my agency for the names of single women currently in the process... therefore, there is a potential light at the end of the tunnel for me. I am choosing not to fret or worry -- there is absolutely nothing I can do about it. If for some reason it is not meant to be... I will cross that bridge when it comes. So... I will remain hopeful, but sad for what this may mean for orphaned Ethiopian children who are missing out on some amazing mom's.