AHOPE Ethiopia is presently leasing 4 compounds to provide facilities for the programs they run. None of the compounds is designed for its present use, and all improvements necessary to make the buildings and grounds suitable for AHOPE only help the landlord.
Our goal is to buy the land where we house the children. Currently the children’s homes and the CDC are in different locations. We ultimately want to own the property upon which would be Little AHOPE, Big AHOPE, transitional housing for the Youth Transition Program, and the CDC. This would allow us to make a long-term commitment and investment in AHOPE and to bring more comprehensive services into the AHOPE community.
A special building fund has been set up to pay for this project, which may include intermediate and/or incremental steps as we move toward the ultimate goal of owning the land.
If you are interested in supporting the Building Fund, please click here to make a donation or call us at (703) 683-7500.
Some children who live at AHOPE are eligible for adoption. AHOPE is not, nor does it desire to be, an adoption agency. However, we do have partnerships with several Ethiopia licensed adoption agencies. If you have an interest in adopting an eligible child from AHOPE, please contact a reputable licensed agency with experience in placing HIV+ children from Ethiopia. AHOPE currently has a partnership with AAI, Bethany Christian Services, and Children’s Home Society and Family Services (CHSFS). However, we do not limit the possibility to adopt our eligible children to these agencies.