Editorial Welcome to the Thirty-third Issue of The African Child Newsletter
Transitioning from intercountry adoption to a more sustainable domestic options for African countries
As of January 9, 2018, the Ethiopian Parliament banned intercountry adoption. The lawmaking chamber held that the law which previously allowed adoption by foreigners â€“ articles 193 and 194 of the amended family proclamation No. 213/2000 â€“ had in part facilitated abuse against children, primarily because the arrangements for regulating and monitoring the practice were inadequate.
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In Ethiopia an estimated 90001 orphaned children stay in 161 orphanages or other residential care facilities. The vast majority of
Ethiopiaâ€™s 4 million2 orphans are cared for under informal kinship arrangements. Reports of repeated abuse and child trafficking pushed
Transitioning from Intercountry Adoption