There are a couple things you can do to advocate for the orphan:
1. Pray!: Check out this article by Tom Davis, the President of Children's Hope Chest, an international child advocacy organization. It gives practical, specific ways we can pray for the situation at hand.
2. Sign the following petition: To sign the petition that is intended to reach the Prime Minister of Ethiopia sometime this week, click on the following link:
Also, would you go to the Father on our behalf and ask Him to give us wisdom? As a family right now, we are reading through the book of Proverbs. This morning we read this:
"Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding, for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold. She is more precious than rubies; nothing you can desire can compare with her."
~Proverbs 3: 13-15
After reading that verse, I began to talk with my kids about wisdom. Why is it more valuable than riches? I explained to them that in James it says that God will give wisdom generously to all those who ask:
"If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you."
After we finished talking about it, I asked my kids to sum up why wisdom is so important and what God will do if we ask for it. Jackson's response??
"If we ask God for wisdom, He will dump it on our heads!!!"
~Jackson (age 3)
Hahaha!!! I LOVE IT! Pray that God would not only grant wisdom to us, as well as those making decisions in regards to international adoption, but that He would "dump it on our heads!" :)