Today, we received more news through our agency regarding the situation in Uganda.
It has been confirmed that the US Embassy in Uganda has made major changes to the paperwork that American families will present to the Ugandan judges who rule over each child’s possible adoption. It sounds like American paperwork will now look much like the paperwork of Canadians who hope to adopt in Uganda. (at least this is my understanding from the blogs of Candian friends.) If you follow Ugandan adoptions, you know that this is a scary prospect, as Canadians have had troubles with Ugandan adoption.
Our agency’s attorney in Uganda is currently speaking with the Ugandan courts, trying to determine whether this change in wording will force Uganda to stop granting parental rights to American citizens. Our agency says there is still hope. Families who are in Uganda right now say that there is little hope, because the paperwork changes will tie the judges’ hands. They say that at this point, Uganda would have to change its adoption laws to grant parental rights to Americans. Ultimately, we don’t know whether this will end American adoption from Uganda.
I appreciate all of your prayers over the past day, and ask that you please continue in diligent prayer. We will wait on God’s perfect timing and direction.