From Angelina (to Madonna) to Zoe's Ark: What Are the 'A-Z' Lessons for Intercountry Adoptions in Africa? (Chapter 25 in The Intercountry Adoption Debate: Dialogues Across Disciplines).
Mezmur, Benyam D.
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This chapter discusses tough issues raised by three highly publicized African intercountry adoption (ICA) cases: Angelina Jolie’s adoption of a baby from Ethiopia; Madonna’s adoption of a child from Malawi; and criminal charges that the country of Chad brought against French citizens who attempted to take a group of African children to Europe (“Zoe’s Ark”). It explains the domestic laws of some African nations do not adequately address ICA issues and need clearer standards to ensure that the children who are being adopted are indeed orphans. 5 references.
INTERCOUNTRY ADOPTION; TRANSCULTURAL ADOPTION; ADOPTED CHILDREN; ADOPTIVE FAMILIES; ADOPTION LAWS; ADOPTION FRAUD; Human trafficking; ETHICS; AFRICA