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The number of children adopted from overseas by Australian parents is steadily dropping as other countries do more to keep their children.
Last year, 215 kids were adopted from overseas, 40 of them were from Ethiopia.
But, despite being the fourth biggest sender country for Australian overseas adoptions, the Australian Government has pulled the pin on its adoption agreement with Ethiopia, devastating hundreds of families on the waiting list.
So why are overseas options for childless Aussie couples drying up, and what are the consequences when official channels close?
That’s tonight’s feature story, on The Project.