Ethiopia Adoption

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This program is: open on a limited basis

The Ethiopian government has authorized very few adoption agencies to operate in that country. If adoptions are attempted by outside means, the children will not be eligible to receive permission to exit the country. Beginning March 10th, 2011, Ethiopia will reduce the number of intercountry adoptions by 90%. Check back often for additional updates.

Visit the Adoption Directory for Ethiopia Adoption Agencies and other professionals and services.

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In 2011, U.S. citizens adopted approximately 1,732 children from Ethiopia. Children of all ages are available for adoption including infants, sibling groups, multiples (twins and even triplets), older and special needs children, both boys and girls. These children reside in orphanages.

Travel required: No

Convention Country?: No

Singles accepted: Yes

Other: In times when travel may be inadviseable, your agency will arrange escort service for your child.

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Out of Ethiopia: Is international adoption an ethical...
June 25, 2012, 1:19 pm
International adoption is big business in Ethiopia and the country accounts for almost one in five international adoptions in the US....
Poverty, Money and Demand behind Ethiopia's Adoption Boom
May 8, 2012, 10:43 am
Due to loose controls, poverty and the money brought in by international adoption, Ethiopia has become one of the largest adoption...
A new family Christmas: Two Wausau-area families grow by...
December 19, 2011, 12:23 pm
After plenty of prayer and discussion, Michelle and Aaron, both 34, decided they would adopt two children from Ethiopia in April 2010.
Mother's goal is clean water in Ethiopia |...
September 12, 2011, 10:44 am
The goal of the project is to bring clean water to the people of Mudula, a town located in southeastern Ethiopia.
US Couple on Mission to Facilitate Adoption from Ethiopia
June 30, 2011, 10:16 am
Caleb and Rebecca have chose to keep everything in the open and freely share with Sukari what information they have in regards to her...
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