Adoption Ministry of YWAM is a licensed adoption agency in the State of Washington. In 2007 God opened doors in Ethiopia and gently urged the YWAM missionaries reaching out to unmarried pregnant women domestically to also begin humanitarian aid to women and children who were the very poorest of Ethiopian society. Out of this work, the first Widows and Orphans Home was birthed in Adama, a town two hours south of the capital city. The Adama Widows and Orphans Home was cited by the Ministry of Women’s Affairs as a model orphanage with the added uniqueness of housing widows and orphans together.
YWAM in Ethiopia (separate from Adoption Ministry) works with street kids in Addis Ababa and runs two homes for children who have been given refuge from street life. It is a ministry providing a Discipleship Training School and hosting groups of YWAM youth from all over the world. For information contact Base Director Girum Fantaye: firstname.lastname@example.org
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
To participate in culturally sensitive humanitarian efforts for orphans and widows in Ethiopia through a partnership with YWAM Ethiopia and other Christian organizations here and abroad.
Adoption Ministry upholds the intrinsic value of human life, traditional Christian principles and Christ’s command to support and uplift the poor. It is our privilege and responsibility to share resources entrusted to our agency to serve the needs of orphans and widows in Ethiopia. By working alongside YWAM Ethiopia and local churches, we will prayerfully endeavor to meet the needs of the poorest of the poor.
Adoption Ministry YWAM-Ethiopia extends practical support to widows and orphans by:
■ Financially supporting designated institutions caring for orphans in Ethiopia
■ Helping children reach their full potential through Christian character-building, life skills and vocational training
■ Extending services beyond the orphanage walls to support women and children in the community who are without hope
■ Empowering widowed mothers to access skills training and employment to be able to financially support their families