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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Bete Hosanna: Responding to Orphans Aging Out in Ethiopia

By America World | January 25, 2019

We thought we were taking the girls to their new homes—girls who had recently aged out of the government home for girls in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The America World/One Orphan team before us had left rent money to ensure that these eleven, 18-year-old girls would not be left out on the street when the orphanage…

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Mission Trips in 2019

By America World | January 16, 2019

We have just added another mission trip to our 2019 schedule and we would love to have you join us for an orphan care trip this year! Trips will continue to be added throughout the year, but we currently have openings for trips going to Haiti, Ethiopia, Uganda & India. These trips vary from general orphan care…

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He Uses US to Testify: A Missions Story

By America World | December 19, 2018

I woke early this morning before anyone else and started my normal routine. After brewing my first cup of coffee for the day I sat in the dark and began to pray. Some of my first thoughts were drawn to a little boy I remembered from my first trip to Ethiopia over two years ago.…

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