Friday, January 28, 2011

U.S. State Department Meeting on Ethiopian Adoptions

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.


Lorraine Dusky said...

You want to see a post about a woman who goes back to Ethiopia to show her first birth mother pictures of the girl in question?

My Final Post on My Trip To Ethiopia: Meeting LL's Family

For a birth mother this is awfully hard to stomach. Why not simply help the family rather than take a child?

Anonymous said...

Because potential adoptive families are looking to build a family-- not do charity.

i'm not defending it, just retelling.