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AAI has been consistently placing children from Ethiopia into permanent adoptive homes since 2006. With an AAI office conveniently located in Addis Ababa we provide top-notch services from start to finish. Children up to 15 years are placed for adoption through this program. Boys and girls who are 5 and older and those with identified special needs are more readily available. Children without any identified special needs are also placed through this program. 


If you are interested in learning more about this program and about the children we place for adoption, please contact Sally or Kris at 616-667-0677 or



Ethiopia Program Requirements

About the Children Eligibility Time Frame Travel
Children range in age from infant to 15 years; it is possible to adopt sibling groups, or two unrelated children Married, heterosexual couples (must be married at least one year) 18 to 36 months on average Two trips, each lasting five to seven days; or one trip lasting up to three weeks may be possible







About Ethiopia

Unique among African countries, the ancient Ethiopian monarchy

Ethiopian Flag
Ethiopian Flag

maintained its freedom from colonial rule with the exception of a short-lived Italian occupation from 1936-41. In 1974, a military junta, the Derg, deposed Emperor Haile SELASSIE (who had ruled since 1930) and established a socialist state. Torn by bloody coups, uprisings, wide-scale drought, and massive refugee problems, the regime was finally toppled in 1991 by a coalition of rebel forces, the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front. A constitution was adopted in 1994, and Ethiopia's first multiparty elections were held in 1995. A border war with Eritrea in the late 1990s ended with a peace treaty in December 2000. In November 2007, the Eritrea-Ethiopia Border Commission (EEBC) issued specific coordinates as virtually demarcating the border and pronounced its work finished. Alleging that the EEBC acted beyond its mandate in issuing the coordinates, Ethiopia has not accepted them and has not withdrawn troops from previously contested areas pronounced by the EEBC as belonging to Eritrea. In August 2012, longtime leader Prime Minister MELES Zenawi died in office and was replaced by his Deputy Prime Minister HAILEMARIAM Desalegn, marking the first peaceful transition of power in decades.


Capital: Addis Ababa
Population: 99.5 million (2015) 
Currency: Ethiopia Birr
Official language: Amharic
Major religion: Ethiopian Orthodox


Ethiopia Adoption and Country Resources

Ethiopia Embassy in the United States website 

Ethiopia tourism website 

General country information website