Finding My Brother…Birth Family and Adoption…and My Experience Being on Both Sides of It

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. ~ Maya Angelou   Birth family. It’s an interesting subject. For some, it’s a touchy subject that adoptive parents and even some adopted kids are scared to get too close to. Do you really open that door when you don’t know what is […]

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When NOT Helping Hurts

In the work I do to bringΒ aid to those in need in Ethiopia, I see a lot of worry and concern about helping people the wrong way. I see this become such a concern that people are telling folks to just stay home from short term mission trips because they don’t help, they only hurt […]

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Klee Buddy

Here is one of those crazy, coincidental, small world stories that I have to share. My son, Asfaw, who is originally from Ethiopia, was recruited to i2i soccer academy in York, England. It is affiliated with York St John University. This is his dream come true. (That’s another story in itself) After completing the process, […]

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Adoption and Cultural Diversity That Accidentally Changed My Life – In The Beginning…The Long Wait

World Adoption Day! Now, this is a day to celebrate! But I also know it’s a day that the majority of the world doesn’t understand, especially when they look at families like mine. Sometimes I look at my own family and am in a bit of disbelief. How did this happen? Look at that. 9 […]

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