Adopting from Ethiopia - Keri's Story Video

Keri shares why she decided to chose to adopt her children from Ethiopia.
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Why did you and your husband adopt children from Ethiopia? Keri: we chose Ethiopia because it was a good fit for us. We researched a bunch of the other countries and we felt Ethiopia, they have over 6 million orphans there and they have a huge orphan problem and also the government has a very good system setup for their adoption process. It's a well established system. There is a lot of oversight in the agencies that go over there. They try to prevent child trafficking as best they can. It's monitored and the Ethiopian people they love their children, they - when we were blown away when we went to the orphanage and the care that these kids received. There was one care-taker to two children so these kids got a lot of attention whereas in some of the other countries, they don't. They go to orphanages and they just don't get a whole lot of care. So the Ethiopian people as a whole, love their children although they have this orphan problem. The government also does, understand the need that these children are better off to come home, to a loving family rather than to stay in the orphanage. So they try to make the process go as smooth as possible and they make the process go quickly. So that's one of the reasons why -- those are the many reasons why we chose Ethiopia and then the kids are so cute.

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