Ethiopia

ETHIOPIA ADOPTION CLOSED TO INTERNATIONAL ADOPTION JANUARY 9, 2018

On January 9, 2018 the Ethiopian government made the decision to ban international adoption from Ethiopia. Unfortunately, this country that is about twice the size of Texas has an estimated 4.3 million orphans. The children are primarily orphaned due to poverty, and live in both government-run and privately established orphanages. The need is great in Ethiopia.  There are many children in…


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Requirements At-A-Glance

Timeline: 48 - 60 months & increasing
Waiting Children Age: Boys/Girls, 6 months - 12 years
Parents Ages: 30 - 50
Marriage: 1 yr. at application; 2 yrs. at referral
Estimated Expenses: $30,530 - $40,340
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Ethiopia Update: Mission Director & Family at Bete Hosanna

By America World | July 9, 2019

It’s a surreal thing to be here in Ethiopia this month. I’m blessed to represent America World missions on-site for about three weeks this summer. We recently opened Bete Hosanna, a transitional home for girls aging out of the government orphanage system. It’s surreal because this time, my family joined me. We have four children,…

Sloan & Addie: A Lemonade Stand for Bete Hosanna!

By America World | June 27, 2019

Two Washington state girls wanted to make a difference. They decided to set up a lemonade stand to raise money for America World’s Bete Hosanna house in Ethiopia. Their one-day-only business raised $50! The Lynden, Washington Chamber of Commerce posted the following on their Facebook page: LYNDEN NEWS FLASH: NEW POP-UP BUSINESS TAKES OVER CITY…

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Family Missions Story: “We Don’t Have Many Summers Together Left.”

By America World | June 24, 2019

Adoptive Family Journeys Back to Ethiopia Realizing our oldest son could be heading off to college in two short summers, my husband and I discussed the idea of returning to our sons’ country of birth as a family of six. We decided to start exploring options, unsure how it could possibly all come together. After…

Ethiopia Referral Announcement!

Exciting news from Ethiopia this week! Another precious child was matched with their forever family.Congratulations to “Sierra” and her adoptive family!#BeAStoryteller for children like "Sierra"awaa.org