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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Welcome Home from Ethiopia, Cobb Family!

By America World | May 25, 2018

America World would like to officially welcome the Cobb family home from Ethiopia with their child! Jason and Sarah Cobb returned home in April after completing their Ethiopia adoption. They are now settling in as a family. Congratulations, Cobb family! If you are called to adopt but don’t know where to start, our China, India,…

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Welcome Home from India, Ferguson Family!

By America World | April 26, 2018

A big welcome home to the Ferguson family! They recently returned home from India with their three beautiful daughters and are now home celebrating and forming a new routine as a family. The Ferguson’s also adopted their first daughter, beautiful Annie, from Ethiopia about 5 years ago through America World. Congratulations, Ferguson family! There is…

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A Family Story: Moving from an Ethiopia to India Adoption

By America World | April 23, 2018

In 2017, the Ethiopia adoption program began to slow significantly and closed in early 2018. As the Gross family prayed to seek God’s direction for their family as it related to their Ethiopia adoption, they turned to India adoption. Laura Gross posted on their personal blog in June 2017 about this transition. She has allowed…

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