The police found a tiny baby boy lying alone outside and though a search was made, no parent was ever found. It was estimated that he was only about 15 days old. He was named Jaleto.
For over a year Jaleto grew strong and healthy and was one of the favorites with the nannies and staff.
Coming into the orphanage, he was assigned a prayer partner who prayed for his health and for a family to adopt him as their forever son. Both prayers were answered! Jaleto is a well-adjusted, sturdy toddler … and on September 16, 2015 was adopted by a wonderful couple.
Jaleto’s new father, Fikado, is 41 with a Bachelor’s in business management and is manager of a credit and savings share company. His new mommy, Tigist, is 33 and is a nurse at a local hospital. Fikado and Tigist desperately wanted a child and attended the adoption workshop we offered and subsequently prepared themselves to adopt. The picture shows Nurse Demitu holding Jaleto with Fikado and Tigist.
We are privileged to help train strong Christian families in Ethiopia to adopt orphaned children. The Ethiopian church is addressing the orphan crisis in their country with a new effort to encourage adoption. If you would like to help, here is a very practical start… you can help with finances for an Ethiopian couple to attend the necessary adoption training and to complete a homestudy. Click the photo below!