I received the message below just this morning form the US Embassy in Addis Ababa. None of the orphanages listed are orphanages that we work with. It has also been brought to our attention that the abandonment issue has extended to other parts of Ethiopia as well, for example in some of the western cities and towns, none of which we work in however. It’s good to see that there has been some movement with some Addis orphanages. We’ll continue to keep you posted.
We contacted the Ethiopian Federal First Instance Court today. Court President Ato Dessalegn told us that the investigation into cases of abandoned children is still pending. But, the Court has begun accepting cases of abandoned children referred from Addis Ababa government orphanages. These include the following orphanages:
· Kebebe Tsehay Orphanage
· Ketchene Orphanage
· Kolfe Youth Center
I hope this information is helpful.
[Consular Section Chief, U.S. Embassy, Addis Ababa]
Note: Gladney works with these 3 orphanages, I'm not sure if any other agencies do.
edited: apparently this information has now been forwarded from the original source to most US adoption agencies.