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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America World Stocking & Christmas Ornaments Now Available!

By America World | November 16, 2018

Celebrate Christmas…Support Ethiopians We are excited to announce that the 2018 America World Christmas ornament is now available for purchase! In addition to the beautiful ornaments, we are thrilled to offer a large burlap Christmas Stocking this year as well. Both of these gorgeous and festive items were handmade in Ethiopia by women who are…

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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…

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"