Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Denmark stops adoptions from Ethiopia

(Mar 08, 2016,  (Copenhagen))--Parents, who are already waiting for a child from the East African country, can contine the adoption process under extra supervision.

The Interior Ministry has decided to stop all adoptions from Ethiopia, following recommendations from Ankestyrelse, the national social appeals board, which has just returned from an evaluation trip to the east African country.

The social and interior minister, Karen Ellemann, said she “does not have the confidence” that adoptions from Ethiopia meet the demands Denmark has for international adoption processes.Ankestyrelse, who has been monitoring Ethiopia for several years, recently intensified its control of the adoption process.

Concerns about children’s welfare
As a consequence, Denmark’s only agency for international adoption services, DIA, will no longer be allowed to add new applicants to a waiting list for children from Ethiopia. Read more from The Copenhagen Post »

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