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Ms. Cheryl Carter-Shotts

Founder and Managing Director

Americans for African Adoptions, Inc.

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Americans for African Adoptions, Inc.

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Layla House, a shady compound with ...

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Layla House, a shady compound with a paved common area, a baby house, dormitories for boys and for girls, a schoolroom and a kitchen and dining hall, is run by Adoption Advocates International, based in Port Angeles, Wash. A.F.A.A. House, on the outskirts of town, almost buried in flower gardens, is run by Americans for African Adoptions, based in Indianapolis and directed by Cheryl Carter-Shotts.

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Though still small, the number of Ethiopian children adopted by Americans has grown substantially in the last 10 years. 'What families consistently tell us is how happy and well adjusted the children are, that they obviously had been well nurtured and that they are extremely intelligent,' says Carter-Shotts of Americans for African Adoptions.
Some of the children from the countryside arrive in the United States with tribal markings or accidental scars from a cook fire or a goat's horn. Asrat, who is now 20 and was one of the early Ethiopian children to be adopted in this country, killed a lion when he was very young, using a stick from the fire in defense of his family compound. He proudly wore a ritual scar across one eyebrow, bestowed by his village of Welayta, which declared him a man. Within months after his referral to an adoption program, he was a fifth grader at a Seattle-area elementary school.
Samuel, a 7-year-old whose parents died of malaria, missed sleeping on his shelflike bed high under the roof of the family's round hut and listening to the rain scatter when it hit the corrugated metal. Shortly after he was adopted, he graciously asked his suburban mom if she would like him to butcher a cow for dinner.
Abebaw, 7, missed the doro wat -- the chicken stew -- of his homeland after he was adopted by an American family in South Korea.


"What families consistently tell us is ...

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"What families consistently tell us is how happy and well adjusted the children are, that they obviously had been well nurtured and that they are extremely intelligent," says Cheryl Carter-Shotts of Americans for African Adoptions.


More often, it is the adult ...

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More often, it is the adult adoptee from Africa who feels a pull to return and serve, said Cheryl Carter-Shotts, founder of Americans for African Adoptions.

In 1986, the Indianapolis agency became the first American adoption agency to work in Ethiopia.
"It's not usual for the family to go back, but it is becoming more common for the kids, when grown, to go back," Carter-Shotts said.
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"What broke everything wide-open," Carter-Shotts said, "was when everybody saw Angelina Jolie's beautiful little girl."
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Tim Giese sits on a porch swing with his wife, Cheryl, daughter Ava, 5, and adopted Ethiopian daughter Rediet, 4, at the house where they are staying in Baltimore.


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"What families consistently tell us is how happy and well adjusted the children are, that they obviously had been well nurtured and that they are extremely intelligent," says Cheryl Carter-Shotts of Americans for African Adoptions.


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"What families consistently tell us is how happy and well adjusted the children are, that they obviously had been well nurtured and that they are extremely intelligent," says Cheryl Carter-Shotts of Americans for African Adoptions.

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