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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600+ Ethiopia Self-Reports Delivered!

By America World | October 12, 2018

America World staff, Bonnie Westfall & Amber Lewis, delivered over 600 Ethiopia Annual Self-Reports to the Ethiopian Embassy in Washington DC today.  The embassy staff was grateful to receive the Ethiopia adoption reports and impressed with how many there were. A big thank you to all the families who submitted them! Please continue to pray with…

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Welcome Home from Ethiopia, Anderson Family!

By America World | June 19, 2018

America World welcomes the Anderson family home from Ethiopia with their beautiful daughter!  John & Kate recently returned home after wrapping up the details of their Ethiopia adoption. Congratulations to the Anderson who now begin their lives with this beautiful new family member! Sadly, the Anderson family is one of the last families to complete their adoption…

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Welcome Home from Ethiopia, Plunkett Family!

By America World | June 18, 2018

America World welcomes the Plunkett family home from Ethiopia with their adorable son!  Lee & Whitney recently returned home after wrapping up the details of adopting from Ethiopia. Congratulations to the Plunketts as they begin that all-important bonding process at home! Sadly, the Plunkett family is one of the last families to complete their adoption…

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