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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Prayer for Ethiopia

By Josh Miller | March 8, 2011

America World is asking all families to be in prayer for the Ethiopian adoption process.  The Ministry of Women and Children’s Affairs (MOWA) has stated a desire to reduce the number of recommendation letters they write each day for families in the court process.  The number of recommendation letters have already started to decrease and…

Mid-February Ethiopia Referrals

By Josh Miller | February 18, 2011

We are excited to announce six Ethiopia referrals thus far in February!  Below is the list of these children and the DTE dates of the families. Please keep in mind some of these referrals may be sibling sets, children with special needs, or waiting children. Age and Gender of Child DTE Date 1 Female Infant…

End of January Ethiopia Referrals – 2/3/11

By Josh Miller | February 3, 2011

The Ethiopia program is excited to announce 6 additional referrals for the end of January 2011! Find below the list of these children and the DTE dates of the families. Please keep in mind some of these referrals may be sibling sets, children with special needs, or waiting children. Age and Gender of Child DTE…

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