a place for adoptive parents to share their personal stories of ethical concerns related to Ethiopian adoption
Monday, August 15, 2011
Falsified Record: "abandoned" but mother easily found
Our child was listed, adopted and granteda visa as an abandoned child. We were told by the adoption agency there was no way to find out anything about his history.A couple of years after he was adopted, we tried searching.Our searcher went to the large, Catholic orphanage in Addis from which our child was referred.Within minutes he was given the address of the woman who brought the baby to the orphanage.Soon after the searcher went to the address and talked to people, we had contact with our child’s Mother. She told us that she gave her baby to a friend, who, with a known baby broker who had spent time in prison, took the child to the orphanage to be adopted. We now have ongoing contact with the formerly non-existent Mother.