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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Young champions spotlight: Making a difference one piece at a time

By Erica Ho | April 7, 2021

Today we are featuring one of our “young champions.” A Young champion is exactly what it sounds like: youth on a mission, kids and teens using their connections and talents to better the lives of other kids and teens. Sloane has been using her jewelry-making talents (and we really mean talent, her pieces are beautiful)…

Ethiopia Family Empowerment Program

By Erica Ho | February 24, 2021

Although America World currently unable to process international adoptions from Ethiopia, the urgent need to protect children remains. Children are still orphaned due to political unrest, disease and extreme poverty. America World is honored to partner with the local government in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to provide monthly support for vulnerable children who are still residing…

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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…

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