At this time, we are not accepting new applications into our Ethiopia program.
Ethiopia is the oldest independent nation in Africa. A land of stunning natural beauty covering an area twice the size of Texas! It is a land of rich diversity of culture and geography. As an East African landlocked country, Ethiopia is bordered by Somalia, Kenya, Sudan, Eritrea and Djibouti. Over 80 languages are spoken, most commonly the national language: Amharic. Ethiopia has an estimated population of over 90 million people. Its main religions are Muslim and Ethiopian Orthodox. Its main exports are coffee, quat, gold, leather products, live animals, and oilseeds.
There are an estimated 4.5 million orphans in Ethiopia.
How We Help
In order to help minimize the orphan crisis in Ethiopia, Lifeline Children’s Services recruits, screens, assists, and equips families for children needing forever homes through West Sands Adoptions Ethiopia Program. West Sands Adoptions will be the placing agency for families in this program. Lifeline has had the privilege to serve families alongside of West Sands Adoptions since 2011. Although the Ethiopia program process has increased in time over the last few years; the program remains strong and many children are finding forever families through this program.