For those of you that are either in the process of adopting or wanting to adopt from Rwanda I had some exciting news to share with you. A couple of days ago on Thursday there was an article in the New Times newspaper here in Rwanda. It stated that they were opening a National Adoption Center here in Rwanda. I have been trying to download the article to share it with you, but I am having a hard time. If you google New Times newspaper in Rwanda you will find their site. You will first need to register to be able to look at past issues. After you register, go to the front page and do a search for orphanages. The title is about setting up the National Adoption Center.
While I have been here I have seen how swamped everyone is here. The Ministry is really behind and since right now there is only one orphanage adopting, the nuns are really busy. I have spoken to the nuns and a little at the Ministry's office. I know how busy they are and how behind they have been getting. I'll post more when we get home.
Please don't let me discourage any of waiting or wanting to adopt, I hope that the National Adoption Center will change many things. I see this as a very good thing. The Ministry is already in charge of so much and with the adoption center on its own, things should speed up. Please pass this along to anyone you know who might be interested in Rwanda.
I mainly wanted this post for those people who are waiting. While we waited for Zoe I craved any information I could find. I will also write more when we get to Kenya. I will keep trying to find out any further information or details I can find.
Zoe is doing really well. I will post about our last couple of days tomorrow. For those of you waiting don't give up. It has been crazy with employment changes, a large increase in adoptions and just even working with the slow time here in Africa. They are trying to make things work better. I didn't know when we would get here and we did. I still can't believe that we are here and she is sleeping right in our bed right now. It's awesome. You will get here. God has a plan for each child. Sometimes you just need to wait for yourself or your child to be ready.
Have a fabulous day!