International Adoption from ETHIOPIA

There are HIV positive orphans waiting in Ethiopia. See the Adoption Stories page to see many wonderful children who are now home with their families in America, or in the process of being adopted. The program is now a 2 trip process in the $30K range which often takes longer than one year.

It is rare for a child under 3 to be waiting for adoption. There is a waiting list of adoptive parents hoping to adopt HIV+ babies and toddlers from Ethiopia. This is a great program for PAPs interested in adopting preschool and school age children. You will find information on this site about children waiting in Ethiopia by visiting the Waiting Children page.

The most experienced agency placing HIV+ children in families is Adoption Advocates International (AAI) and there are several other agencies as well – click and scroll down to Adoption Agencies.

Yahoo groups include Single Adopt Ethiopia and Adopt Ethiopia.

Requirements according to Adoption.State.Gov, and AAI.

Age Requirements: If single, the prospective adoptive parent must be at least 25 years of age.  If married, there is no minimum age. There also is no maximum age limit for adoptive parents (according to the US Dept of State). The max age of 43 can be flexible for those adopting HIV+ children (according to AAI).

Marriage Requirements: Single persons may adopt HIV+ children.

Other Requirements: No restrictions on family size.

AHOPE for Children Sponsorship Update

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We have some extraordinary news to
share! Since we announced campaign
FIFTEEN on World AIDS Day just
six days ago, 11 new sponsors have
stepped forward! We are blown away
by your generosity. And humbled
beyond words. We ask for your
continued support to reach the goal
of campaign FIFTEEN – 15 days to
find 15 sponsors for 15 orphans with
HIV in Ethiopia – and help change the lives of some of the world’s most
vulnerable AIDS victims.
Why? AHOPE Ethiopia is a children’s home to orphans infected with HIV,
which has recently moved to a larger residence with room to care for 15 more
orphans. The space is available for 15 more children, but the funds are needed
to help provide them with basic necessities such as food, medications, education
and holistic care. A child sponsorship is just $35/month ($420/year), and a co-op
sponsorship is a great idea for a group of 10 friends, family members or sorority
sisters to each pitch in $42/year. We can also provide an Honor Card if you wish
to sponsor a child in someone else’s name or memory. We have hope that there
are more people out there that will feel inspired to help these children. Will you
please join us on this journey to give hope a home?
Again, thank you for your generous support. With eight days remaining, we are
well on our way to our goal!
For more information, please click the following link:
5023 N. Parkway Calabasas | Calabasas, CA 91302 US