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 Annual Reports Due

By Erica Ho | July 19, 2020

It’s that time of year again! Ethiopia Annual Report collection is in full swing. A huge thank you to the many families who have already submitted their reports – we have already received 376 updates from our post-adoption families! The Post Adoption Team at America World appreciates the opportunity to hear from your family and…

Boom Fireworks! An America World Giving Partnership

By Erica Ho | July 7, 2020

An amazing group of supporters and volunteers in the Greenville, SC area celebrated their second year of support through the sale of fireworks. Yes. You read that right! Fireworks. We love the passion behind this project and the creativity in finding out of the box ways to support the work of America World. Melinda Salle,…

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Missions Update: Making a difference when travel isn’t an option

By Erica Ho | June 3, 2020

Just like so many others who have had to delay or cancel plans this summer, our missions’ department has felt the disappointment of not being able to send teams to visit our friends all over the world. But that hasn’t stopped some of our dedicated volunteers from helping and supporting our friends at Bete Hosanna…

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