Ethica (an independent voice for ethical adoption) has very helpfully posted their notes from the Monday, January 24, 2011 meeting of the U.S. Department of State with stakeholders in Ethiopian adoption. Some really discouraging news about how some agencies operate and about how some adoptive parents behave in-country. A really unfortunate thing reported: "At one point, it seemed that there was some movement toward Ethiopia becoming a Hague Convention country, but it does not appear to be on the agenda now."
Ethica promises to post the official Department of State minutes of the meeting when they become available.
Still hoping for change
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