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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Family Missions Story: “We Don’t Have Many Summers Together Left.”

By America World | June 24, 2019

Adoptive Family Journeys Back to Ethiopia Realizing our oldest son could be heading off to college in two short summers, my husband and I discussed the idea of returning to our sons’ country of birth as a family of six. We decided to start exploring options, unsure how it could possibly all come together. After…

America World: Child Protection in Ethiopia

By America World | May 24, 2019

This year, America World celebrates 25 years of caring for vulnerable children and assisting families in their adoptions. America World is known for its excellent service in international adoption, but many of our families do not realize that we are equally active in orphan care—caring for those who wait & for those who are not…

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Summer Concert Tour: The Alldrin Family

By America World | April 25, 2019

America World recently learned that one of our Ethiopia families is taking their talent to the road this summer. The Alldrin family will be fulfilling a dream this summer by using their God-given musical talents to churches across the nation. They would love to meet lots of America World families along the way! From Kristen…

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