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, Menn Family!

By Josh Miller | January 25, 2018

This is a VERY exciting welcome home for our US and Ethiopian staff as we have watched Yishak grow up from when he was around 2-years-old because his adoption was complicated. He was finally matched with a family about 2 years ago and now we are SO happy to see him finally home. Congratulations, Menn…

Free Ethiopia Support Meeting

By Josh Miller | January 18, 2018

We recognize that families are responding to the closing of Ethiopia adoptions with many different thoughts and emotions, and we want to stand by you in whatever that may be.  For those of you feeling poignant or aching grief, we get it.  We understand that the world may not recognize your loss and that you…

Ethiopia: A powerful trip

By Josh Miller | January 16, 2018

It’s been a week since I returned from Ethiopia.  Yet my mind and heart keeps returning there.   I’ve been asked repeatedly how my trip went and I honestly don’t know how to answer that question.   People want to hear that it was a “good” trip but how do you define a trip as…

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"