While traveling, families often wish to reconnect with people and places important in the life of their son or daughter. Reminiscing is an important part of the journey and these points of connection provide a foundation for your child.

The Ties Program is pleased to assist by requesting permission to visit orphanages, exploring the possibility of meeting foster families and orphanage caretakers, making arrangements to see other places important to your family’s story, and possibly including birth family.

Families will travel with an English speaking guide to assist with and personalize the visits. Here are some of the people and places families have indicated they hope to visit as part of their journey to Ethiopia.

This list is an evolving one with frequent additions. See something missing? Or, are there other people or places on your “dream list?” Please email us. We are always open to helping you with other connections.

Adana Children Center, Debre Zeyit
Bahir Dar Orphanage, Bahir Dar
Betel Orphanage, Nazaret
Bethzantha Orphanage, Mudula
Bethzantha Children’s Home, Durame
Bethzatha Children’s Home, Haidya
Bethzantha Children’s Home, Hawassa
Bethzantha Children’s Home, Hosaena
Bethzantha Children’s Home, Sodo
Biruh Alem Lehisanate Lenatochine Aregawiyan, Hosaena
Bridge of Hope, Gonder
Bridge to Israel (now Bridge of Hope), Addis Ababa
Children’s Cross Connection Orphanage, Soddo
Chuko Orphanage, Chuko
Durame Orphanage, Durame
Edget Baandnet Children Center, Awassa
Enay Alem Orphanage, Awassa
Ethio Vision Development and Charities, Dila
Ethio Vision Development and Charities, Hawassa
Faith Children’s Home, Addis Ababa
Gelgella Integrated Orphans, Durame
Gelgella Integrated Orphans, Tercha
Help for the Needy, Addis Ababa
Hidota Children’s Home, Soto
Hope Community Services, Mekelle
Hope for the Abandoned, Addis Ababa
Hope Transition Home, Addis Ababa
Initiative Ethiopia Child and Family Support, Hawassa
Jijiga Orphanage, Jijiga
Kamashi Orphanage & School, Benishangul Gumuz
Kebebetsehay Orphanage, Addis Ababa
Kechene Orphanage, Addis Ababa
Khulafa Al-Rashidin Orphanage Aid And Development, Dire Dawa
Kidane Mehret Children’s Home, Addis Ababa
Kids Care Orphanage, Addis Ababa
Kolfe Orphanage, Addis Ababa
Lola Children’s Home, Mekelle
Morning Star Children’s Village, Addis Ababa
Musie Children’s Home Association, Dila
Musie Children’s Home Association, Hadiya
Musie Children’s Home Association, Hosaena
Musie Children’s Home Association, Kenbata
New Hope Dire Dawa Orphans Center, Dire Dawa
Organization for Gold Age, Dila
Organization for Gold Age, Hawassa
Organization for Gold Age, Kucha
Resurrection Orphanage, Hosaena
Selamta Children’s Home, Addis Ababa
Sele Enat, Addis Ababa
Soddo Orphanage, Soddo
SOS Infants, Awassa
SOS Infants, Dila
Special Mission for Community Based Development, Hosaena
Toukoul Orphanage, Addis Ababa
Wolayta Orphanage, Wolayta

The Ties Program does not endorse any of the places listed above, but rather offers them as places families have indicated they may want to visit.