More than 5.6 million children in Ethiopia are missing one or both parents. In 2018, inter-country adoption was banned, but there is not yet a strong culture of domestic foster care or adoption.
Vulnerable children often end up trapped in institutional care. Those aging out of orphanages are at high risk for unplanned pregnancy. The resulting child often is abandoned in an orphanage, continuing the cycle.
We believe each orphaned or vulnerable child should be placed in a FAMILY through one of these ways: reunification, kinship placement, foster care, domestic adoption and/or small