What is a waiting child? A waiting child is just that…a child that is waiting to be matched with a family and adopted. Sometimes for one reason or another an agency can not place a child in a family. Typically this means they don’t currently have a family on their wait list that matches a child’s parameters (age, gender, special needs, sibling set, etc.). When an agency can’t match a child with one of their current families the child becomes what is known as a waiting child.
Our Elsa was one of these waiting children. The agency we are now working with didn’t have a family to match her with and she went up on their website as a “waiting child.” We feel very fortunate that God put people in our lives who shared with us what it means to be a waiting child. And after meeting several on our first trip to Ethiopia we feel burdened for the children who continue to wait, wondering each time a family comes in if they’ve been chosen this time…if it’s their turn to be held and loved and called son/daughter.
The children listed below are orphaned children who are being placed for adoption by various agencies. We don’t work for any agencies or endorse any agencies, but we are happy to try and put you in contact with families that have adopted through the different agencies if you do have questions about a particular one. For contact information in regards to one of the children listed below please send an email to rippkeadoption [at] gmail [dot] com. For their protection we are not posting pictures or agency names on our list, but are happy to point you in the right direction!