The Ethiopian government has authorized very few adoption agencies to operate in that country. If adoptions are attempted by outside means, the children will not be eligible to receive permission to exit the country.
Beginning March 10th, 2011, Ethiopia will reduce the number of intercountry adoptions by 90%. Check back often for additional updates. In 2011, U.S. citizens adopted approximately 1,732 children from Ethiopia. Children of all ages are available for adoption including infants, sibling groups, multiples (twins and even triplets), older and special needs children, both boys and girls. These children reside in orphanages.
UPDATE: Ethiopian adoptions are currently closed to the United State (2017).