Many of you who read this blog are aware of things that are going on in the world of orphan care. For those of you who are not, please read this and join us in prayer for the thousands of children--children just like Mariah and Elisha--who will be effected by the decisions the Ethiopian government will make in the next few days.
The agency that oversees international adoptions in Ethiopia has decided (or at least, nearly decided) that since child trafficking and corruption among those who care for orphans has become too serious a problem AND because the government's resources would be more effectively used serving all the other orphans who are not adoptable, they will reduce the amount of international adoptions in Ethiopia by 90%. This will, of course, effectively end adoption in Ethiopia.
This is very distressing news, but we are praying that God will work in and through this situation.
For more on how you can pray for this situation, Tom Davis wrote a very good blog post here (and also a very good explanation/opinion on the situation here).
For all of you Ethiopian adoptive parents reading who haven't read it yet, here's AGCI's post about what you can do to help.