We are the Snyder family and ... we are different

This is the story of our journey to our daughter in Ethiopia. God is preparing our family for her and preparing her heart to come home to her family. We chose the difficult road of trusting and obeying God. It is worth every step!

Friday, July 30, 2010

just some stats

According to the state department only 16 children were adopted from Rwanda last year and in the last 5 or 6 years only 49 children have been. There are approximately 150 orphans in the Home of Hope orphanage we are adopting from and almost 1 million orphans in Rwanda. Wow! When we started this process I knew that the adoption program in Rwanda was not very old, but those numbers are staggering. Please continue to pray for more adoptions from Rwanda and pray that they make it easier and faster for families to adopt.

I was also checking on our agency's website and it is somewhat disheartening that the last update on the Rwanda page is from May and doesn't actually have anything to do with Rwanda but is just a notice about an adoption conference. The last thing posted on the Rwanda page that actually has to do with Rwanda is from February. Again sort of disheartening. Pray that the families who have been waiting more than 9 months now for any word from Rwanda hear something very soon.