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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11 Girls at Bete Hosanna: A Renewed Hope in Ethiopia

By America World | March 21, 2019

Images of their beautiful faces flash through my mind a hundred times a day. My team was forced to leave them in January. We left them alone and in the poorest living conditions I have ever seen. We circled around each of them in prayer that night as we left them in the dark, scared…

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Ethiopia Opportunity: A Servant’s Heart

By America World | February 13, 2019

Hi! My name is Abby and I’m so excited that God is trusting me with the opportunity to lead a team to Ethiopia. I had the privilege to go to Ethiopia with a team for the first time in September 2017, then I was able to return again in October of 2018 as the leader…

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…

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"