In January 2018, Ethiopia set a ban on all foreign adoption. This new law has affected the 4.6 million children who are living as orphans in the country. Though foreign adoption is banned, Ethiopian citizens are allowed to adopt from orphanages that are still in opeartion. Children are also raised in children's homes where they are sent to school and given opportunities they would not get if they were living on the streets.
Abigail Bekele, Pulitzer Center student fellow from Guilford College, traveled to Ethiopia to report on children's homes that provide care for children who do not live with family.
What is life like for children in orphanages and children's homes under the new foreign adoption law in Ethiopia? How will the law affect children in the future?