You may be wondering why I'm writing about this since we are home with our boys. Well I still have several friends who haven't yet seen their future children so I like to keep track of how things are going. I shared with you before we went to Ethiopia that the Ministry of Women's Affairs (MOWA, which has now been renamed Ministry of Women's, Children, and Youth Affairs, or MOWCYA) had drastically cut down the number of approval letters that they were writing each day down to 5. Every family has to have that letter to pass court and be able to be submitted to Embassy. Obviously, that slowed things down in Ethiopia A LOT. Since that time, referrals have slowed down greatly as well, which means families are having to wait longer and longer before getting to see their future child(ren). Well my friends John and Christina Anderson (and many other families) got the following e-mail recently.