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Bureau of Consular Affairs
Office of Children’s Issues


May 13, 2009

Adoptions of Abandoned Children Halted by Ethiopian Court:
The Ethiopian First Instance Court has temporarily stopped accepting cases involving abandoned children from orphanages in Addis Ababa, citing concern over a recent increase in the number of abandoned children being brought for adoption. The number of abandoned children from orphanages in Addis Ababa has grown dramatically in recent months and Ethiopian authorities have become aware of possible cases of unethical practices associated with some of them.

Currently neither MOWA nor the First Instance Court are accepting any abandonment case from any orphanages in Addis Ababa pending an inquiry. 

Please continue to monitor for updated information on Ethiopia.

May 16, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized | ,


  1. Thanks… I’m waitting for my child

    Comment by Sonia Barrajón | June 4, 2009 | Reply

  2. Hi there,

    So, if our child is in Mekele, we’re good?

    Thanks, g

    Comment by Glynis | October 31, 2009 | Reply

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