Ethiopia Adoption

NOTE: Due to the current slowdown that all agencies are experiencing with Ethiopian intercountry adoptions and the current number of families in the Gladney queue, we are not accepting applications at this time for our Ethiopian program.

The Gladney Center for Adoption is registered by the Ethiopian Ministry of Justice to place children from Ethiopia with U.S. citizens. Infants, toddlers, sibling groups, and older children are available for adoption through this program. Families will make two trips to Ethiopia during their adoption process - one to appear in court to affirm their desire to adopt their child(ren) and a second to escort their child(ren) home to the United States.

Gladney staff is committed to assisting families interested in adopting from Ethiopia. To learn more about adopting from Ethiopia, please request one of Gladney's free, comprehensive Adoption Information Packets. Make your request on-line or by calling 1-800-INT-ADOP.

Ethiopia Adoption News

5/10/12 - Summary of Adoption Service Provider Meeting with the U.S. Embassy

12/6/11 - USCIS Stakeholder Meeting on Ethiopian Adoptions

11/16/11 - Procedure for Processing Adoption Cases

10/17/11 - Confirmation of Orphanage Closures in Ethiopia
10/07/11 - Information regarding processing of Form I-600, Petition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative, Filed at the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa
08/03/11 - Confirmation of Orphanage Closures in Ethiopia

International Adoption Information Sessions

A free information seminar is available to learn more about Gladney's international adoption programs. Please join us!



Gladney Center for Adoption
6300 John Ryan Drive | Fort Worth, Texas 76132-4122

Headquarters: 817-922-6000   Pregnant?: 1-800-GLADNEY
International Adoptions: 1-800-INT-ADOP
Domestic Adoptions: 1-800-687-3097
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