Ethiopia bans foreign adoption

Addis Ababa, January 9, 2018 (FBC) –The House of People’s Representative (HPR) of Ethiopia today approved a proclamation banning foreign adoption.

According to the House, articles 193 and 194 of the amended family proclamation No. 213/2000 have paved ways for crimes against children.

Members of the parliament expressed mixed reaction on the approval of the proclamtion.

Some described the move as inappropriate without preparing suitable and adequate child centers.

The other members back the banning stating as reasons the magnitude and seriousness of the problem. 

Petros Woldesenbet, Chairman of legal and administrative affairs standing committee of the HPR, said the banning would help alleviate the identity and psychological problems of children.

The House also approved proclamations for electronic signature and establishment of justice, legal research and training institute.

Translated and posted by Amare Asrat