“Adopting From Ethiopia” Webinar (rsvp)
Finding Homes for Children in ethiopia
In 2007, WACAP became one of a select few agencies licensed to offer adoption services for children in Ethiopia. Since then, we’ve brought hundreds of children home to loving families across the United States.
WACAP has an office in Ethiopia’s capital city of Addis Ababa, with staff experienced in working with government officials, orphanage staff, and with adoptive families. Our team of adoption experts looks forward to answering your questions about adopting from Ethiopia and guiding you through bringing your son or daughter home.
Today, Ethiopia shelters an estimated 5 million orphaned or homeless children. Officials in Ethiopia recognize that adoption is one way to help the children who need a family, and in recent years, adoption officials in Ethiopia and the U.S. have been working to improve to the Ethiopian adoption process. Part of this work involves Ethiopia reforming its adoption procedures to develop and strengthen safeguards for children and families.
About the Children
Presently, many older children and groups of older siblings need adoptive families. If you’re open to this older age group, typically you won’t wait long to be matched with your child or children. You can also adopt younger children from Ethiopia, although the wait is longer. As you move forward with your adoption, our dedicated staff will keep you informed of the current developments and wait times.
In 2008, WACAP opened a transitional home in Addis Ababa for many of the children adopted by WACAP families. Here, the children receive exceptional care during their one- to three-month-stay before traveling to the United States.
Adopting From Ethiopia
Both married couples and single women are welcome to adopt from Ethiopia.
If you’d like more information about the process or fees associated with adoption from Ethiopia, or if you have questions about your adoption application, please contact us. Watch our pre-recorded webinar (coming soon) to learn more or sign up for a live webinar with our staff.
WACAP is one of a select group of agencies accredited under the Hague Convention on International Adoption and is proud to be recognized for upholding the highest ethical, legal and professional standards.