Why Ethiopia?

Most of you know that our family has an extra special place in our hearts for Africa.  When thinking about where we wanted to adopt internationally, God continuously pointed us back to Ethiopia.  After we read some of these facts...it sealed the deal.  

  • There are approximately 5 million orphans in Ethiopia
  • 1 in 10 children die before their first birthday
  • 1 in 6 children die before their fifth birthday
  • The average Ethiopian woman gives birth to 6 children
  • 1 in 5 women die in childbirth
  • Doctor to child ratio is 1 to 24,000
  • 60% of children are stunted due to malnutrition
  • The median age is 17 years old
  • Life expectancy is 55 years
  • Half of all children will never attend school
  • Per capita, Ethiopia receives less aid than any other country in Africa