God has blessed us with more than we could ever need. He has not blessed us so we can have the latest iPad, game console or a new car. We have been blessed to be a blessing.

Keep up with our adoption journey and get a peek into the Hollingsworth household.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Ethics Update

We got a call from our adoption coordinator. It went WAY better than I expected. There is a good chance we will continue with our Ethiopian adoption and here's why:

Ethiopia is now requiring a lot more paperwork on each child that is put up for adoption. They are now requiring death certificates and sometimes DNA tests. If there is any conflicting information (especially in abadonment cases), yet another investigation will be conducted.

Our adoption coordinator also told us that the orphanage they work with has way more children there than the number of adoptions that are complete. There are children there who ARE NEVER put up for adoption because they know the parents want them back. Also, if the Ethiopian facilitator is not happy with a child's paperwork, he will not allow the child to be referred.

Keep us in your prayers as we take a few more days to allow our brains and hearts to process all of this information.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad that you were able to erase some of your fears. This was one of the most important things to me when we were deciding on an agency and I feel very comfortable with the way that things are handled with WS/Lifeline and the orphanages that they support.