September 21, 2009
The Australian ABC News program Foreign Correspondent, recently broadcast a program entitled Fly Away Children . This program focused on intercountry adoption in Ethiopia and raised serious concerns. On the web page for the story, are responses from Christian World Adoption and Foreign Correspondent .
Joint Council has issued a Summary Position Statement which can be found by, clicking here.
As noted in the statement, a review and assessment of possible violations of the Joint Council Standards of Practice has been initiated. The review is being conducted according to Joint Council’s Policies and Procedures.
Joint Council’s President Tom DiFilipo and Director of Programs & Services Rebecca Harris, will travel to Ethiopia on October 2, 2009. As one element of this advocacy trip, Joint Council will present the Second Edition of the Standards of Practice specific to Ethiopia.