About Ethiopia

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.

The Need

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.

What's Happening in Ethiopia

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Family Testimonial

The Reithel Family

Throughout both adoptions Lifeline was there every step of the way—from the very beginning, when we didn’t have any idea why we were at an informational meeting, to today when, for the life of us, we can’t get our two-year-old to sleep through the night. Lifeline has been strategic and practical in offering us teaching and advice to get us through this lengthy process.

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