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Denmark Suspends all Adoptions from Ethiopia

Adoptions in Ethiopia
Danish International Adoption today announced that it has stopped all adoptions from Ethiopia following a shocking  discovery in the handling of the entire adoption process that the Ethiopian authorities would like to call it as an ‘Alternative Child Care’ program.

By The Local,

After a series of inspections at adoption facilities in the country, the Danish Ministry of Social Affairs and the Interior has decided to stop all adoptions from Ethiopia, the ministry announced on Tuesday.

The ministry said that a recent trip to Ethiopia by the Social Appeals Board (Ankestyrelsen) found “a worrying situation in relation to the handling of the adoption process in Ethiopia”.

The board’s report, which was obtained by Politiken through a freedom of information request, said that Ethiopian adoption agencies often gave “inconsistent information” on the origins of children within the system and that the for-profit adoption system relies too heavily on money from foreign agencies, giving the Ethiopian centers a financial incentive to send children abroad rather than look for national solutions. Continue reading Denmark Suspends all Adoptions from Ethiopia