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Ethiopia passes Bill banning Child Adoption by Foreigners



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The parliament in Ethiopia has passed a bill banning the adoption of children in the country by foreigners, BBC reports.

Ethiopia, a country popular among foreigners looking to adopt children, has said orphans should be cared for locally.

The adoption by people from foreign countries has often been a cause for debate, with Denmark banning adoption from the country for fears of child trafficking.

Ethiopian lawmakers have ruled that vulnerable children should be catered for in the country to protect them from abuse abroad.


  1. Is this the right approach?

    January 10, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    I am not sure that banning adoption in this manner is the right way to go. Perhaps implement better measures to prevent nefarious adoptions. There is still a stigma attached to adoption in Africa (albeit we are working on this but we have a long way to go). The provision we make for orphan children in African is limited. Let us not deprive children of the chance for a better life if our African countries do not have the facilities for their progress.

  2. Van

    January 11, 2018 at 5:34 am

    The politicians who passed this clearly don’t care about the needy children of their own country.

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