17 February 2017 - Inter-country adoption is a form of adoption where children are adopted by foster parents from a different country.

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8 February 2017 - Speculation that Madonna was set to adopt two more children has proven to be correct, with a Malawi judiciary spokesman confirming the star has adopted twins.

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Friday, 25 March 2016 14:15

UGANDA Tightens Foreign Adoption Rules

KAMPALA, March 17, 2016 - The Ugandan parliament voted unanimously this month in favor of a new law that makes it harder for foreigners to adopt children and take them out of the country. Proponents say the new law closes loopholes exploited by child traffickers while critics say it may rob needy children of the chance at a better life overseas.

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7 August 2015 - Adoption of children has long been in practice in the country. It is covered in the Child Rights Act 2003 enacted by the National Assembly. Among other things, the Act spells out the rights and responsibilities of a child in Nigeria and provides for child justice system administration and the care and supervision of a child, among other things.

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NAIROBI, 5 August 2015 - Legislators in the United States are lobbying the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to give 400 adopted children exit visas, after it suspended international adoptions because of fears children were being trafficked.

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KAMPALA, May 27 2015 - Uganda MPs have raised fresh concerns that hundreds of children have left the country through "dubious circumstances" as a result of foreigners working with local lawyers to exploit a loophole in the law, allowing them to be adopted.

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18 January 2014 - France has suspended adoptions of children from the Central African Republic, saying the ongoing violence and instability could jeopardise the children's welfare.

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26 December 2013 - The House of Peoples' Representatives and the Ministry of Women, Children and Youth urged stakeholders and the public to undertake integrated work to totally stop adoption of Ethiopian children by foreign families.

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A professional stage debut is a huge event in the life of any ballerina, but Michaela DePrince's recent tour of South Africa also marked the end of an extraordinary journey from her childhood as a war orphan in Sierra Leone.

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7 October 2012 - A couple in Pennsylvania have been charged with abusing their two adopted children from Ethiopia, police were reported as saying.

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