Ethiopia

February 11, 2014

Notice: Indictments of Employees of International Adoption Guides, Inc.

The U.S. Department of State is aware of the indictment of employees of International Adoption Guides, Inc.  We understand many current and former clients of the agency, which currently has an active program only in Ethiopia, may have questions and concerns about how this affects the processing of their adoptions.  We ask that families send their questions to the Office of Children's Issues through the email address: IAGadoptioncases@state.gov.

The Office of Children's Issues will post any additional information that we receive on adoption.state.gov, and will arrange periodic calls with affected families.  At this time, we have no indication that this issue will affect adoptions facilitated by any other U.S. adoption service provider operating in Ethiopia.  Any questions related to adoptions from Ethiopia in general should be directed to AskCI@state.gov.