If you have not already heard, the Department of State has issued a statement declaring a suspension on all future Nepal adoptions. This means that any parents who have a dossier in Nepal, but do not have a referral yet, will not be able to adopt from Nepal. They make no mention of a time frame for the suspension to be lifted, but if it is like other countries that have been suspended, it probably won't be any time soon.
You can read the statement here.
There is also a Q&A here.
This comes at a time when so many families were feeling hopeful about the new movement in adoptions in Nepal. Several referrals were given out just last week! So for so many adoptive parents, this was a sucker punch to the gut. It sucks.
For Wes and I, we can find solace in the fact that we are expecting a little one from Ethiopia. There is great joy and comfort there. But for so many other families, whose only country was Nepal, there will be a great amount of tears and heartache today and beyond. Please pray for these families. Pray that they will not lose hope, and that God would lift up their hearts and spirits in His hands. I am thankful that we serve a great and beautiful Father, and He cares for every heartache. He knows us inside out, and if we call on Him, He will lift us up.