Adoption In Ethiopia

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Most persons think child bearing and parenthood is a natural process of life. Nobody ever thinks of nurturing an unrelated child. Even when infertile, they prefer to adopt a young infant so as to get the same experience as they would’ve gotten with a child of their own. They only resort to adoption of an older child when they have no option of younger ones. In a country with millions of orphans in institutions and on the streets, the rate of adoption is very low- around 3000 per year in country with almost negligible adoptions of the disabled.
Adoption at present is regulated by the Central Adoption Resource Authority. The Guidelines issued by it in 2015 governing adoption has been in a state of dispute. Many questioned the effectiveness …show more content…

Also, the analysis of the improvements of 2015 Guidelines done by the Regulations of 2017 is also scrutinised. The author also seeks to recognise the shortcomings and provide recommendations for better applicability.
According to Saumaya Vinod Joshi et al (2015), the incidence of infertility is on the rise in India and adoption is an under researched field. He stated that there is a need for generating awareness amongst prospective adoptive parents about the process, procedures and laws related to adoption and the society needs to be sensitized to develop a positive attitude towards adoption to create enabling environment.
Aditya Bharadwaj (2003) opined that adoption continues to remain an undesirable option because the links between an adopted child and the social parent become a public, vocal, and visible admission of infertility that cannot be …show more content…

A writ petition was filed by Canadians seeking a direction to CARA to grant a ‘No Objection Certificate’ (NOC) for taking her adopted child to Canada. The petitioners stated that even after nine years of adoption CARA has not issued NOC. The Court also observed that, though there is some ambiguity as to whether the Juvenile Justice Act of 2015 applies to inter-country direct adoptions, yet it is of the opinion that the scope of Section 60 of the Act should be expanded to cover all forms of inter-country direct

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