The family of my Colorado jaal are possibly the nicest people I have ever met. Our trip was a smashing success because of Dawitt.
Memories may not be conscious, but they are there. A felt at home much faster than he usually does in a new place.
Waiting is the quintessential African pastime.
Children in Ethiopia are treated and behave very differently than children in the United States.
The moment when they reunited... thank goodness there is video, because I could never adequately describe it.
After the intensity of the first reunions had passed, it was all very comfortable.
I am proud to be part of a group of adoptive families who are staying connected to their children's first families.
If you think our children are only ours, you are completely, totally, off-your-rocker, gone-round-the-bend, not-playing-with-a-full-deck, out-of-your-mind DELUSIONAL.
Our next trip must be much longer.
Details to follow...