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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Hair Love

“Hair Love”, an Oscar-Winning Short Film

By America World | February 20, 2020

I’m a white parent of a beautiful and vibrant Ethiopian son. When he became my son there was much to learn about properly caring for his skin and hair in a way that would make him proud, and also make the black community proud. When “Hair Love” an Oscar-winning short film, made its debut I…

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Annual Ethiopia Post-Adoption Report Delivery!

By America World | November 26, 2019

In what has become an annual tradition, post-adoption staff members Amy Curtis and Abby Konyndyk delivered 495 Ethiopia Annual Reports to the Ethiopian Embassy in Washington, D.C. yesterday. It is always a privilege for us to receive and read each one of these reports. The staff at the embassy is consistently impressed by the number…

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Kids Can Help Too! An Inspiring Story of 2 Girls Who Made an Impact

By America World | November 19, 2019

In June of this year, two Washington state girls wanted to make a difference. They decided to set up a lemonade stand to raise money for America World’s impact projects in Ethiopia. Their one-day-only business raised $50! These sweet girls inspired many that day and additional donations came in to support America World’s Ethiopia initiatives.…

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"