Earthquake in Haiti leads to adoptions in Ethiopia

An adoption agency helping facilitate adoptions in Haiti says that their interest levels spiked after the disaster, so much so that they began pointing families to other countries with lots of orphans.

Thanks to Angelina and Brad, international adoptions from Ethiopia have seen a sharp increase since the earthquake in Haiti, but adoption experts are afraid the motivation behind some of these adoptions aren’t helpful.

From the article:

“When our calls nationally about Haitian adoption went from 300 a month to 300 a day, we immediately thought of Ethiopia, but we want to make sure the motivation is family-building, not a response to tragedy,” said Nancy Dykstra-Powers, director of Bethany Christian Services adoption agency in Fair Lawn. “We are here to help the children, not the parents.”


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