Note from CEO
Iâ€™m currently in Addis Ababa! What a wonderful city, with beautiful people! The coffee is fantastic too â€“ I canâ€™t get enough macchiatos. Iâ€™ve been running around like crazy since I landed yesterday morning: Iâ€™ve had two full days of meetings and events. The transitional home and staff are very impressive. Iâ€™m continually amazed at how God provides great staff for AWAA, not only in VA, but across the US and in other countries.
The primary thing I want to blog about is the idea of adopting an older child. Iâ€™ve seen many beautiful children between the ages of 2-15 that are available for adoption. Many of these children were born into families and lived with those families for a period of time, until poverty or disease prevented these families from staying together. I think the majority of these children will transition very well into families in the United States. I hope that the families in process and the future families in process will consider an older child as they also consider infant children.
I have a few more meetings here in Addis and then my next stop is Kigali, Rwanda. Please pray for my meeting with the Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion and a few of the other meetings I have while Iâ€™m there.
Again, Iâ€™m very impressed with our Ethiopian staff and the well-run transitional home. I know the families waiting for referrals and the travel group next week will share this same enthusiasm.
CEO, America World Adoption