So, why Ethiopia?
-One in six children die before their fifth birthday
-60% of children in Ethiopia have stunted growth because of malnutrition
-1.5 million people are infected with AIDS (6th highest in the world)
-AIDS alone has orphaned 720,000 children.
-Half the children in Ethiopia will never attend school. 88% will never attend secondary school.
-Ethiopia’s doctor to child ratio is 1 to 24,000
-Ethiopia is about twice the size of Texas and has an estimated 4.3 million orphans. The children are primarily orphaned due to poverty, and live in both government-run and privately established orphanages.
-I have always wanted a black baby ;)
The statistics are overwhelming. How can you feel like you have made a difference when you are adopting one child and there are millions more who need a mommy and daddy? Well, we will make a difference to that one child. The one little boy that will forever become a part of our family (he is already a part of our hearts). The one little boy that will have a bed to be tucked into by a mommy and daddy who love him. The one child who will be taught the love of Christ from day one...