The Ethiopian parliament – House of People’s Representative (HPR) – has approved a law that bans foreign adoption. The lawmaking chamber held that the law which previously allowed foreign adoptions – articles 193 and 194 of the amended family proclamation No. Chairman of the parliament’s legal and administrative affairs standing committee, Petros Woldesenbet, said the ban would help alleviate the identity and psychological problems of children. Top U.S. celebrities are known to have adopted Ethiopian children, amongst others: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. Jolie adopted a six-month old girl Zahra back in 2005.
Source: Ethiopian News January 11, 2018 15:26 UTC