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Ethiopia Program

As I stated in a previous post, for the month of December I am highlighting Gladney Center for Adoption. Their website is excellent and goes into great detail concerning their history as well as the services that they offer. Gladney handles both domestic and international adoptions. They also offer aid to birthmothers and birthfathers. In the past 2 years, Ethiopia has become a popular country to adopt from. Perhaps it is because many countries like Guatemala and Vietnam are closing their programs. The requirements for Ethiopia could vary from agency to agency but for the most part, they have relatively simple requirements for prospective adoptive parents. Gladney’s Ethiopia program requires the following:


  • For an infant adoption, both parents must be 25-45 years old to adopt an infant.
  • One parent must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Both parents are requested to travel, unless extenuating circumstances are presented and approved.
  • Married couples must be married for at least one year.
  • Parents must be in good mental and physical health.
  • Ability to show sufficient income to parent a child(ren).
  • One year age gap between the youngest child in home and adopted child


If you are interested in learning more about this program, click here.

The website offers a variety of videos. Some of families who have adopted from Ethiopia who wish to share their story while others focus on the children in Ethiopia. You can learn about the adoptive process, the fees and the country. It is very well put together and I encourage you to check it out for yourself.

December 16, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , ,

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