BFA: Ethiopian licence revoked for child trafficking

Bureau of Consular Affairs
Office of Children’s Issues

February 8, 2011

On December 9, 2010, the Government of Ethiopia revoked the Better Futures Adoption Services’ registration to operate in Ethiopia because of the organization’s misuse of its license in activities concerning the welfare of children.
The U.S. Embassy strongly recommends that prospective adoptive parents who have entered into an agreement with Better Futures Adoption Services, or who are planning to adopt through Better Futures Adoption Services, seek the advice of a legal professional.
The Embassy’s Adoptions Unit can be reached at
Please continue to monitor for updated information as it becomes available.

 Better Futures Revocation of License – Amharic Translation

 Better Futures Revocation of License – English Translation