When Speaking To Elementary Students

   by Lindsey Andrews One of my favorite things about sharing pieces of our story, whether it be our adoption story or social justice issues is the ability to make school visits. I’ve spoken to dozens of elementary schools in…

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When $40 Changes History

 by Lindsey Andrews In the spring of 2008, a woman emailed me about sponsoring a child in Ethiopia. Forty dollars a month would cover his food, schooling and basic medical care. To say I was skeptical was an understatement. My…

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The Invaluable Presence of a Father

 by Karlie Collins The influence a father has in a girl’s life is immeasurable. A father teaches his daughter about her imperishable worth and exemplifies the way a man should treat a woman. It is undeniable when a young woman…

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The Best Gift, Time

 by Charity Keller When my mother was a child, she dreamed of becoming a figure skater. When she turned five years old her father bought her a pair of ice-skates, took her to an ice-skating rink and left her there…

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Kizito’s Story: From a Thief to a Leader

Kizito was born 2006 & lost his parents in 2010 to HIV/AIDs. He was then raised by his grandmother with eleven other children. The family had obvious difficulties in getting enough food for all of them, so soon some of…

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Through the Dark, She Became a Light: Monica’s Story

Monica, born in 2005, comes from a child-headed family. Her father died of HIV/AIDS in 2007 and her mother passed soon after in 2010. By the time her parents were gone, her and her siblings only had their oldest sister, who was…

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Rodolfo’s Gift: A New Song

Meet Rodolfo Rodolfo is a 9 year old boy living with his mother and siblings. He’s a shy and quiet young child. But recently he has begun to make a little music here and there.     First, you must…

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From Surviving to Thriving: Maliam’s Story

Maliam was born to a mother, crippled and incapacitated by mental illness, and a grandmother who is very old. 5 children before Maliam had been strangled by her mother in moments of total mental breakdown, yet no one had done anything…

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Sandra Smiles Again

Sandra was born in 2004, barely missing the tragic Barlonyo LRA attack that orphaned many of our children in Uganda. But both of Sandra’s parents still ended up dying of HIV/AIDS. After their passing, she lived with relatives who were…

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Perla and Said’s Story is Far from Over

Meet Perla. Perla is the widowed mother of one young adorable four year old boy named Said. This is their story. But it is nowhere near finished. Perla’s husband was a barber, and a good one at that. He was…

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