Ethiopia Adoption Program
Age: Children newborn to 14 years of age.
Gender: Both boys and girls are available for adoption. First time parents should be flexible in regards to gender selection.
Health: Children are generally healthy, but may have parasites and other treatable conditions caused due to living conditions. Children are tested at minimum -- for HIV/AIDS, VDRL, Parasites and Hepatitis. Special needs children are available.
Adoptive Parents Requirements
Marriage: Married couples may apply. Couples must be married at least one year. Applications cannot be accepted from pregnant women. Previous divorce is allowed. One parent must be a US Citizen.
Single: Single women may also apply to adopt. Single men may apply, however, may only adopt male children.
Age: Parents must be at least 25 years of age. There is no statutory age limit. Those 25-49 may adopt an infant. Those over 50 may adopt an older child.
Children: Ethiopia has no limit on the number of children already in the home. If you have more than 8 children, IAN will work with you on a case by case basis.
Travel is two trips, approximately 7 days each and comfortable accommodations are available. Clients are fully escorted by our bi-lingual facilitator and staff, throughout all processes required in Ethiopia.
Depending on your state regulations and USCIS processing it will take approximately 12-18 months to complete the adoption from submission of the dossier to our agency. The time frame will depend greatly on the age and sex of the child(ren) you are seeking to adopt.
The family typically receives referral after submission of the completed and approved dossier and climbing up the wait list. Information provided includes photos, lab results, and brief medical/social history. Please note that social history is scarce and frequently inaccurate due to many factors.
Ethiopia Information Resources:
For more detailed information on the program, process or fee schedule, please contact International Adoption Net or at 303.691.0808.