My apologies for
Fridayâ€™s quick blog post trying to tackle a big issue in a quick blog on a
Friday afternoon. I had a lot of things to say and didnâ€™t get across
everything I wanted to. If it came across as defensive or lacking
details/specifics â€“ that was not intentional but my fault and Iâ€™m sorry. Instead of writing specifically about Ethiopia, I wrote in general trying to
make it more relevant to all our programs. I have asked our Ethiopia team
to separately put out a posting this week (look for this tomorrow) about ways
that we seek to work ethically in Ethiopia.
I do mean what I
wrote in Fridayâ€™s blog: Itâ€™s a truly wonderful thing to know that so many
families are concerned about the ethics of international adoption. The
blog, written by Jen Hatmaker, is here. Even if I donâ€™t agree with everything, I do think these discussions will only
make for more informed families, better performing agencies and will help all
of us be more thoughtful as we seek the same purpose of ensuring children grow
up with a family.
Look for more
this week about our work in Ethiopia and other countries.