The summer has been busy with a great deal of progress taking place on the transition of the Daniel Hoover Children's Village to a boarding school which will be known as the Daniel Hoover Village Mission School. Thanks to many individual donors, enough funds have been raised to build a fence around the mission school property and repair and build bunk beds that are needed to start the new school year in September. Photos of the fence construction can be found in the "Fence Project" photo album on this site.
The moratorium on adoptions continues to be in effect. One special needs adoption was allowed to be processed, and that child is home with his adoptive family in the US. The Liberian government and US Embassy have said that visas and exit clearances will be issued for children who had court decrees of adoption before the moratorium was put into effect, but there have not been any exit clearances issued to date. Without this document, adopted children cannot leave the country to be united with their families. No progress has been made to finalize adoption law reforms. As was stated in the June newsletter, children that are in the adoption process are being housed with families from within ACFI churches while they wait for their adoptions to be finalized.
We are thankful for your support of the children at the Daniel Hoover Village Mission School and the Mission for Deaf Children. We ask for your continued prayers during this time of transition.