Tag Archives: Orphans

Adopted Ethiopian Children Being Given Away on Facebook

Ethiopia allocates an annual health budget of $140 million. However, it conveniently go out of its way and make adoption easier and accessible as caring for its 5 million orphans costs $115 million a month. They even named the program as “Alternative Child Care”

By Channel 4 News,

AMERICAN parents who adopted children from abroad are advertising them for re-adoption to strangers on a Facebook group, Channel 4 News finds.

A Channel 4 News investigation finds that unwanted kids are listed on the Facebook group, and other online forums and websites, when their American parents decide that they no longer want them or are unable to care from them.  Continue reading Adopted Ethiopian Children Being Given Away on Facebook

Adoption Agency Director Admits Bribing Ethiopian Officials

“We pay bribes to Ethiopian officials to approve the adoptions” – former adoption agency director

By Alexis Stevens,

AN Atlanta man who previously ran an adoption agency pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to his role in a scheme involving children from Ethiopia, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

James Harding, 55, admitted that between 2008 and 2009, he and his co-conspirators submitted fraudulent documents to the State Department to facilitate adoptions of Ethiopian children by U.S. parents, according to Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell and U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles of the District of South Carolina. Harding was employed as the international program director for International Adoption Guides Inc. at the time of the crimes. Continue reading Adoption Agency Director Admits Bribing Ethiopian Officials

Adopted Ethiopian Children, Homeless in Seattle (Video)

Ethiopia and its Orphan crisis. According to HOPE, there are 4.6 million Orphans in Ethiopia ONLY as a result of the HIV/AIDS crisis in the country. Add to that as a result of war with its neighbors, displacement, diseases and ethic violence, the number is simply staggering.

By Abraha Belai,

THIS is a very sad story that should move Ethiopian Americans into Action to stop an ongoing crime against innocent Ethiopian children in the name adoption.

American Journalist Don Rather has produced a documentary – “Unwanted in America” – which highlights how 9 out of the 30 children adopted from Ethiopia ended up homeless in the streets of Seattle. Continue reading Adopted Ethiopian Children, Homeless in Seattle (Video)

Iran Reaches out to Orphans in Ethiopia

Another brilliant move by Iran, sending clothing to these orphans. Quite a contrast with the way Israelis are seen treating the Ethiopian Jews that migrated to Israel

By Press TV,

IRAN has reached out to thousands of orphaned children in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, most of them suffering from HIV/AIDS, by offering them clothes, Press TV reports.

Iran is currently reaching out to these children by providing them with clothes, the report added.

The report said that since there are no orphanages to accommodate all the thousands of vulnerable children in Addis Ababa, some have resorted to fending for themselves in the streets while others are lucky enough to be taken up by different government bureaus.

According to the Iranian government, reaching out to these needy children is an indication of its sincere intention to cement further cooperation with Ethiopia in industry, science and technology as well as cultural activities, the report said.


We Are Eritrea, An Exception to the Rule

A Signature on the floor? In the land of a Can-Do people, “what if” is turned into “what is,” and “what could be,” is transformed into “what it’s going to be”.

By MYTH2014,

THE story of Eritrea is one of exception; not only does the tale recount the history of a nation, it is a unique compilation of the stories of exceptional individuals.

Our history has illustrated that Eritrea, the land of the free, and home of diversity is made up of individuals who make history. Only twenty three years old, Eritrea has made enormous strides in its pursuit of becoming a truly independent, self-reliant country. From education, to health care, to infrastructure, the country’s ongoing growth and development exhibit an indomitable spirit and the resilience of a hard-working people.  Continue reading We Are Eritrea, An Exception to the Rule