In the above blog article you can read a little bit about the unfortunate and heartbreaking news given to 5 families from CHFS.
Five families who had attended their first court have been told that the court will not approve the adoption. There is the idea that the court had "passed" and that it is being overturned. I am not sure of the actual logistics of the situations, however, it is very discouraging for the families. They are effected by the orphanage closings and reshuffle in Awassa. The children are to be placed back with their families.
While this is heartbreaking for the families involved and quite disheartening for countless other PAP's waiting...... I do want to say that the first and foremost interest is the child and ethics of adoption. We don't know the exact situations here, but the fact that there are birth families to which the children could be reunited in the opinion of the court says they are doing their job. We hope that the future does not bring more of this sad news to parents but instead makes these decisions ahead of time. This will increase the ethics of adoption in Ethiopia. We are sad for these families and hope that they are able to open their hearts to a new referral of a child who is truly available for adoption.
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