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Ethiopia, riddled with fraud, surging towards #1 destination for US adopters to collect kids

At a time when overall inter-country adoptions here in the US have been declining, cheaper adoptions from Ethiopia have become an exploding new center of the market.
Just six years ago, at the peak of international adoption, there were 284 Ethiopian children among the 22,990 foreign kids adopted by Americans. For the 2010 fiscal [...]

Several of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s recent pieces relating to Ethiopian adoptions

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s (ABC’s) Foreign Correspondent programe did a special report on corruption in American adoptions from Ethiopia last Autumn which featured Christian World Adoption Agency (be sure to note that CWA’s Founder, Tomilee Harding, is a former President of the Joint Council of International Children’s Services):
Fly Away Children, Broadcast: 09/15/2009
In Australia, due to [...]

Slate’s “The Orphan Trade- A look at Families Affected by Corrupt International Adoptions”

As part of the Mother’s Day-a-palooza all over the net Sunday, Slate included a piece focusing on international adoption corruption with profiles of ten cases,
The Orphan Trade, A look at families affected by corrupt international adoptions.
As always, the article leads off with an assumption, that most couples would never willingly participate in the act of [...]

Vietnam- the Sept. 1 deadline and the demand for a new intercountry agreement amidst a landscape of fraud

September first, the bilateral inter-country agreement between Vietnam and the U.S. governing adoptions is set to expire. Barring the unforeseen, American adoptions from Vietnam will once again be suspended.
While this has garnered a great deal of attention from those wishing to adopt from Vietnam, it has gotten surprisingly scant mention from adoptee bloggers. I [...]

News- Vietnam, “Lawmakers back bid to join Hague adoption convention”

With the existing inter-country agreement between US and Vietnam set to expire Sept. 1rst, Vietnam is looking toward possibly restructuring future adoptions under the Hague convention. (This is also the solution many lawmakers in Washington propose. I’ll go into more detail on that end in a separate later post.)
This Thanh Nien article from last Monday [...]

*UPDATED* Abrazo revised fundraising dates, Abrazo related personnel were at the ARD, and Gershom’s comment on such

(Update below.)
Sometimes actions speak louder than words.
The Adoptee Rights Demonstration had a “group” of Abrazo related personnel at it according to Gershom. She has written about how they shared a meal together after the demonstration at the convention center. In her post The Protest part 2, Gerhsom stated the following:
I was at the other table [...]