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Ethiopia- LDS Bishop & Village of Hope co-founder charged with 47 felonies for sexual abuse of adoptees & minors

Village of  Hope orphanage co-founder Lon Harvey Kennard, Sr. faces charges on 47 felony counts  stemming from his alleged sexual abuse of children he and his wife adopted from Ethiopia, other teenaged female relatives and a final unrelated teenage girl in Ethiopia.
The potential crimes first came to light last March, see Ethiopia orphanage co-founder charged [...]

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 [...]

Ten days into March, and already 2 Alerts (Nepal and Swaziland) and a Notice on Ethiopia from the State Department

Yet still more Alerts and notices from the U.S. State Department concerning Intercountry adoptions.
Ongoing corruption and falsified paperwork in Nepal, a suspension, pending a review of adoptions from Swaziland, and child buying and selling, errrr “media reports alleging direct recruitment” in Ethiopia.
Nepal Alert
Caution About Pursuing an Adoption in Nepal March 4, 2010
The U.S. Department of [...]

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 [...]