Do you have a child who is being held in the Southern Region even though their adoption is approved by MOWCYA and Federal Instance Court? We can help. Here is a testimony from a family we gave consult to over the summer and was among the first to get their child out of the south.
“The process of adoption can be challenging and at times, uncertain. As government policies tend to shift without notice, it was good to have Duni advising us not only because of her knowledge, but because of her relationships in Ethiopia. Her guidance, and professionalism were of great value to us” R&B Ward
We can help, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org The SNNPR or Southern Regions of Ethiopia recently changed its adoption policy. Children with no parental care who enter institutions were cleared for adoption by the Zone where the institution is located. That has now changed and a new committee is being set up to clear cases at the Kilel level. The Kiliel is the regional authority and presides over the zones. Kilil has now taken over the responsibility to approve children for adoption to MOWCYA. MOWCYA can only recommend children for adoption to the Federal Court only when it has a letter clearing children from the Kilil level.
Now with the children who were in institutions that closed and have been moved to other orphanages. The SNNPR is requiring them to have new paperwork through the new orphanage and fall under the new requirement of having a Kilil clearance.
Do children who have been approved by the Federal Instance Court now have to go through this new requirement? Legally, no. However families should work with experienced lawyers and adoption professionals to ensure their children leave without further delay.Contact us at email@example.com