In Lesotho they run things differently than Ethiopia and other countries and they have what are called "matching meetings" every 3-4 months. Each agency that they work with will have a certain number of files (dossiers) in the country and the social workers in Lesotho will look them over and find a family that they see as the best match for the children that are available for adoption. Instead of just going based on a numeric list of whose dossier got to the country first and then matching them to the next available child, Lesotho seems to take a much more subjective approach. Or at least this is my understanding of the process! In some ways, I like this process more than the way things were done in Ethiopia. Lesotho completes very few adoptions and things seem to be much more controlled, monitored, and in the end ethical. I also love that there are family reunifications that take place and are even celebrated from the orphanage that our agency works with. There was also one local adoption that was completed this past year (a Basotho couple adopting from within Lesotho).