Monday, April 9, 2007

Children's Hope Gains License for Ethiopia Adoptions!

Today the good news finally arrived about Children’s Hope’s new program for adoptions from Ethiopia. With the signature of the Ethiopian Ministry of Justice, Children’s Hope finalized the official accreditation process as an international adoption and humanitarian aid agency in Ethiopia. Children’s Hope is only the seventh U.S. adoption agency to be licensed in the African country.

Sharon Turner, Children’s Hope Ethiopia Adoption Director, says the over 30 families on her waiting list were excited to hear that their adoption process can now move forward.Turner says the adoption process will move quickly for the first several families now that Children’s Hope is officially licensed.

With nearly 4 million orphans in Ethiopia, the need is great. Ethiopia placed 731 orphans in U.S. homes in 2006 that is up from the 289 adoptions in 2004.

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