Ethiopia Has Banned Adoptions By Foreign Families

Ethiopia has banned the adoption of Ethiopian children by foreign families, according to the country’s state-run News Agency ENA, citing concerns over abuse. Ethiopian officials previously suspended adoptions back in November, but... Read more »

Ethiopia adoption ban may curb trafficking, but poorest families need support

NAIROBI (Reuters) – A ban on the adoption of Ethiopian children by foreigners could curb child abuse and trafficking, but more support is needed for vulnerable families within the impoverished country, experts... Read more »

Ethiopia bans foreign adoption – CNN

Ethiopian officials previously suspended adoptions back in November, but allowed pending cases to continue through the process, according to the US Department of State. Children adopted by foreign families in the past... Read more »

Indiana couple finally approved to bring home 3-year-old son adopted from Ethiopia

Jon and Rachel Oren with their son adopted from Ethiopia. Jon and Rachel Oren with their son adopted from Ethiopia. ANDERSON, Ind.– An Anderson family is finally on their way to Ethiopia... Read more »

Ethiopia blocks adoptions, leaving parents stranded

Addis Ababa – Ethiopia’s government has suspended adoptions, leaving dozens of foreign parents unable to unite with orphans they have legally adopted, according to officials from four western embassies whose citizens are... Read more »

Sen. Young drafts letter asking Ethiopian Prime Minister to reconsider suspension of inter-country adoptions

Jon and Rachel Oren with their son adopted from Ethiopia. Jon and Rachel Oren with their son adopted from Ethiopia. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Sen. Todd Young (R-IN) has drafted a letter to send... Read more »

Anderson couple says legally adopted son can’t leave Ethiopia

Please enable Javascript to watch this video ANDERSON, Ind. — An Anderson couple said they’re the legal guardians of a 3-year old boy from Ethiopia after a year’s long adoption process, but... Read more »

From half a world away, a new son joins an American family – The News Tribune

Nine-year-old Peter Milton says he’s up to the challenge of having a new brother at his house. “It’s going to be hard,” he says about the new experience that will mean sharing... Read more »

Schechter parents adopt Ethiopian brothers after two-year struggle

Yabi Silvers popped up from a classroom desk at Solomon Schechter Day School upon hearing a familiar voice calling his name. “Mommy?” said the 11-year old, walking and putting his arms around... Read more »

How Ethiopia’s Adoption Industry Dupes Families and Bullies Activists

In 2008, a 38-year old Oklahoma nurse whom I’ll call Kelly adopted an eight-year old girl, “Mary,” from Ethiopia. It was the second adoption for Kelly, following one from Guatemala. She’d sought... Read more »