Foster to adopt

We believe every child deserves a loving family. That’s why Bethany works with urgency to keep children with their family of origin. When that’s not possible, we find a supportive and loving home for vulnerable children.

Families instead of orphanages

Family-based care offers a proven solution to protect vulnerable children around the world. We partner with local churches and communities to identify and train families to foster and adopt children in need. We see amazing transformations when a child grows up in a family rather than an institution.

In collaboration with Ethiopia’s Ministry of Women, Children, and Youth (MoWCY), Bethany Ethiopia has served orphaned and vulnerable children through its flagship and innovative foster-to-adopt program for the last ten years. In 2019, Bethany Ethiopia was awarded a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) grant that works in partnership with Ethiopia’s government to raise awareness and implement alternative family-based care for vulnerable children.

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Ethiopian families and alternative family-based care

Patience* was found abandoned when she was 6 months old. The local police discovered her near a church in Ethiopia. That same day, Patience was placed in an orphanage while the police searched for her relatives. Unfortunately, they weren’t able to locate them.

Family-based care offers a proven solution to protect vulnerable children. While orphanages may provide for a child’s basic needs, they’re not intended to protect and care for children long-term. Only a family best supports a child’s physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual needs.

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Help support our work in Ethiopia

When a child isn’t able to remain with their family, we help open the door to a safe, stable home. Our goal is to equip local families to provide loving homes so children can thrive.

በተደጋጋሚ የሚነሱ ጥያቄዎች ምላሽ

Is there any payment to Bethany to facilitate this adoption process?

Bethany do not accept any payment to do the adoption process, this means there will be no charge from Bethany at the beginning or end of the adoption.

ህጻኑን/ኗን ከወሰድን በኋላ የሚደረግ ክትትል አለ ወይ?

ልጆች ወደቤተሰብ ከተወሰዱ በኋላ የምናደርገው ክትትል ይኖራል። ይህ ማለት ግን ክትትል እንጂ ቁጥጥር አይደለም ነገር ግን ልጆች ወደቤተሰብ ውስጥ ከገቡ በኋላ ያላቸው ለውጥ ምን ይመስላል? የሚያስፈልጋቸውስ እርዳታ አለ ወይ? የሚደረግላቸው የተለየ ክትትል አለ ወይ? የሚለው ለማጣራት የማህበራዊ ሰራተኞቻችን በየጊዜው እንደአስፈላጊነቱ ጉብኝት ያደርጋሉ።

ይህን አገልግሎት በቤታኒ ለማግኘት ክፍያ አለው ወይ?

በቤታኒ በኩል ይህን አገልግሎት ለማግኘት እኛ ምንም አይነት ክፍያ አንጠይቅም። ይህ ማለት የጉዲፈቻ ሂደቱ ተጀምሮ እስከሚያልቅ ድረስ ምንም አይነት ክፍያ አይኖረውም ማለት ነው።