Sunday, February 4, 2018
(CNN) — Ethiopia has banned the adoption of Ethiopian children by foreign families, according to the country’s state-run News Agency ENA, citing concerns over abuse.
Ethiopian officials previously suspended adoptions back in November, but allowed pending cases to continue through the process, according to the US Department of State.
Children adopted by foreign families in the past have been exposed to “various crimes and social crisis in the country they grew up in,” ENA said.
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