The most concise answer we give when asked why we're adopting from Ethiopia is that we chose this country because we know that Ethiopia is where our child(ren) is/are!
When we began our research into how and where to adopt, we looked into domestic adoption, but saw no viable options for our family at that time. We, then, began to look internationally. We looked at several different countries: their requirements, the process within each country, and so on. Early on, we had several different countries that we were considering but quickly, doors began to close.
God was, truly, at work.
We then came upon the profile for Ethiopia. Upon reading the statistics regarding the striking number of orphans, the living conditions, the poverty, and the disease within Ethiopia, we felt a tug at our hearts strings. Soon, we became enamored with the beautiful people and culture, as well, as God pulled us toward Ethiopia. We then knew that we wanted to proceed with our adoption within the country of Ethiopia.
Frankly, for those who are called to adopt, we believe that God has ordained that a specific child is to be their child. So, we're following Him as he leads us to our child(ren), half way around the world...