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In Ethiopia, placing institutions and adoption practices under scrutiny - and reuniting children with their families

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12/11/12

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In Ethiopia, placing institutions and adoption practices under scrutiny - and reuniting children with their families

In Ethiopia, placing institutions and adoption practices under scrutiny - and reuniting children with their families

By Indrias Getachew

JARE HINESSA, Ethiopia, 10 December 2012 - Emotions run high when baby Meseret comes home. It’s been 14 months since she was placed in an orphanage by her father, a single parent who had hoped that she would be adopted and raised abroad.

“I gave her up to an orphanage because she was so young when her mother died,” says Meseret’s father Thomas Hatito. Mr. Hatito’s wife passed away in childbirth, and he was faced with raising Meseret in addition to his seven other children, on his own. “I gave her away so that she could grow up and get a better education than is available here.”

Meseret was 6 days old when Mr. Hatito handed her over to the orphanage.

Rising international adoptions, rising concerns
In recent years, Ethiopia has become one of the most popular countries for international adoptions. More than 4,500 children were placed in inter-country adoption in 2009, double the number of children in 2006.

According to the Ministry of Women, Children and Youth Affairs, the rapid increase in inter-country adoptions has spawned a proliferation of child care institutions.

However, 45 per cent of these institutions were found to be operating without a valid license.

Read more from Unicef

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Comment from: Yasin [Visitor]
Yasin

It is legjtmate argument to give all ethiopian women who have two kids a birtbcontrol or fix their utrus

12/11/12 @ 23:46
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12/12/12 @ 01:33
Comment from: C'est moi senait [Visitor]
C'est moi senait

Did you just read? This guy should be sterilised for good. 6 childerens no food to feed and he keep greasing like a fly and now ,h abounded his child for phadophixxle adaptation. Sterilise this bastard at one .

The economy growth is treatining by these unholy,unsevilized gimmatam generation who keep on breading like flies with no food to feed their childerens . Force thes bastardise to be STERILIZED FOR GOOD. We can not keep on this and expect any better life for nation. Criminalised them.

12/12/12 @ 03:19
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12/12/12 @ 04:38
Comment from: gashe_mamo [Member]  
gashe_mamo

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What the ….hell is oiafllk275[Visitor] talking about!?..

I was in one of those airports waiting for my connecting flight, when I came across a family who adopted little ones from Ethiopia. The children was staring at me, eager to approach me and play with me. Still they were not used to there new white parents, the white dudes all over and I believe there little hearts told them we have the same blood. It was heart pounding moments for me. I wish them success for a better life when they left for their strange destination. It is indeed embarrassing for us that we couldn’t take care of our own children.

Once again besides educating the public about birth control, nationally we have to have a policy of population control. A policy should be engraved accordingly to limit the population steady! The time of saying a child will grow by his luck has passed……..

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12/12/12 @ 14:02
Comment from: Tulu Proud ET [Visitor]
Tulu Proud ET

It is a sad chapter in the history of Ethiopia. There has never been this kind of tragedy 21 years ago separating families because parents could not afford to raise their children. This is the new phenomena that came with EPRDF failed and predatory leadership.

Since the predatory regime is engaged in looting and stealing peoples property people are forced to this kind of inhumane condition.

EPRDF is the cause of this harmful situation and must be ousted. Ethiopians must be armed and force out the EPRDF Tigre dictatorial repressive regime.

12/12/12 @ 16:46

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