We received good news, the court has decided to start accepting cases of children abandoned in Addis! Ethiopian staff will be working to submit new cases to the court ASAP, beginning with those families who accepted referrals prior to the investigation. We are thrilled to hear of such progress!!
While our family rejoices in this news, I also learned that MOWA (the Ministry of Women's Affairs) has decided to unexpectedly close their offices for a two-week period, beginning today and re-opening on July 23. It *could* potentially affect the outcomes of any court dates that may be scheduled from now until the day they reopen, because a court case cannot be approved without a letter of support written by MOWA. I have heard rumors that the courts may stay open in August. THAT WOULD BE GREAT!