Adoption

By IndepthAfrica
In Ghana
Jun 26th, 2012
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An Irvine couple, who used their popular blog to chronicle their journey to adopt four children from Ghana, was detained by Ghanaian authorities and forced to spend a night in detention as they tried to take the children back to the U.S., according to officials. Sol and Christine Moghadam were travel...
By IndepthAfrica
In Analysis
Dec 30th, 2011
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CADEL Evans and his wife, Chiara Passerini, will make wonderful parents, his grandmother says. Gwen Cocks, 85, said she was “bursting her buttons” to meet her 10th great-grandchild after it was revealed the couple were adopting a year-old Ethiopian boy. “The poor little fella is goi...
By IndepthAfrica
In Analysis
Dec 30th, 2011
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As the “searchers” who track down adopted children’s histories increasingly uncover stories of fraud, corruption, and worse, these specialists are facing threats and even violence In 2008, a 38-year old Oklahoma nurse whom I’ll call Kelly adopted an eight-year old girl, “...
By benim
In Asia
Aug 16th, 2011
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The Chinese government is drafting tighter rules on adopting children to combat the country’s widespread child trafficking problem. The China Daily newspaper says only orphanages will be able to offer abandoned infants and children for adoption. Adults who adopt children without official regist...
By benim
In Crime & Corruption
Aug 2nd, 2011
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The Skagit County coroner has ruled than an adopted 13-year-old girl died of hypothermia in her own backyard. It happened in May, but police and Child Protective Services are still investigating, and now, so are the KOMO Problem Solvers. According to the coroner’s office, Hana Williams was foun...
By benim
In East Africa
Jul 20th, 2011
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It has repeatedly been said that one of the greatest problems that Ethiopia is facing as a nation is the Orphan Crisis. According to one statistics, of the estimated 143 million orphans worldwide 5.5 million live in Ethiopia. KIDMIA foundation is a non-governmental organization with the vision to see...
By benim
In Documents
Mar 11th, 2011
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Ethiopia is poised to overtake China as the number one country of origin for foreign adoptees in the United States. Matches between orphans and families have been on the increase in what’s widely been recognized a one of the most successful intercountry adoption programs in recent years. However, ma...
By benim
In Children & Youth
Mar 11th, 2011
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Yesterday the Ethiopian government announced that it is dramatically reducing the number of foreign adoptions it approves each year, ostensibly to improve supervision and ferret out corruption. This is bad news both for waiting parents and for thousands of children who will languish in orphanages for...
By benim
In Children & Youth
Mar 6th, 2011
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Three siblings from Ethiopia have been reunited in Canada thanks to the efforts of their adoptive parents and an outpouring of support from a Saskatchewan town. Four years ago Ryan Killoh and Treena Constantinoff of Warman, Sask., adopted a brother and sister, Tseganesh and Misgana, from the impoveri...
By benim
In Children & Youth
Feb 11th, 2011
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A Minnesota-based adoption agency had its license to work in Ethiopia revoked by the government there, according to a letter posted this week on the U.S. State Department’s website here. The letter, dated December 8, 2010, says the agency Better Futures Adoption Services (BFAS), “has been...