Attention AWAA Families with Children home from Ethiopia:


Important Ethiopian government officials are traveling to the US over the next two weeks in hopes of seeing children that have been adopted from Ethiopia. The officials coming have a strong influence over adoption in Ethiopia and we are hopeful that through their visit, they will see the benefits of adoption.

There are events happening across the US – if you live in or near the following areas we hope that you and your adopted child/children from Ethiopia could attend! You can contact the agencies hosting events directly or you can reach out to America World’s Ethiopia program staff if you have any questions.


Atlanta, GA
Tuesday, June 21st
The Illien Adoption event will be June 21st from 5-7pm at Piedmont Park. You can call Sarah White with Illien on her direct line 404-865-1256 with any questions.

The Bethany Christian Services event will be Tuesday, June 21st from 9:30-11am at their office: 6645 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd NE Atlanta 30328. If you are interested in attending, please contact Kami Mordi at 770-274-3029 to RSVP.


Grand Rapids, MI
Sunday, 6/19/16 (Father’s Day).

Bethany Christian Services is planning a small reception at their office in Grand Rapids on Sunday at 2 p.m. for families to come meet the Ethiopian Officials. The address for the Bethany Office is: 903 Eastern Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI. Families interested can email/RSVP:

Jenison, MI
Monday, 6/20/16, 9:00AM-11:00AM Gathering for Ethiopian Officials –
Adoption Associates, 1338 Baldwin, Jenison MI 49428 (616) 667-0677
AA will be hosting a gathering at their office on Monday from 9-11AM.
Please RSVP at 616-667-0677 or by emailing

Salt Lake City, UT
Monday, 6/20/16 6:-00pm-8:30pm – Family home 947 Fence Post Road, Fruit Heights, UT 84037
West Sands Adoptions is having an American BBQ (swimming/tennis/bad mitten) with hot dogs, hamburgers and drinks provided. We're asking families bring a side or dessert to share. Also asking families bring photos of child and thank you notes for the officials thanking them for the opportunity to adopt from Ethiopia. If you can RSVP or have questions call 435-669-1808. Please don't hesitate to come if you forget to RSVP!

Denver, CO
Wednesday, 6/22/16, please arrive by 5:30, dinner served around 6:15 (Buffet style)
International Adoption Net will be hosting a dinner for an Ethiopian Delegation of MOWA officials next Wednesday, June 22. Please RSVP by this Sunday, JUNE 19TH, to Spaces may be limited.
Where: Africana Café- 5091 E Colfax Ave. Denver, CO 80220
When: June 22nd, please arrive by 5:30, dinner served around 6:15 (Buffett style)
Cost: $15 per meal (ages 12 and younger $7). Please bring cash.
Feel free to bring pictures of your adopted child from when you brought them home until now to share with the officials!


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