Staying In Touch

Staying In Touch

by Joy Casey, written while in Ethiopia When I travel to Ethiopia, we ask adoptive moms to send letters and pictures for me to give to their child’s birth family. Having walked through a relinquished adoption with these dear ladies and then seeing them year after...
She is Such a Gift!

She is Such a Gift!

 by Joy Casey, written while in Ethiopia There were many Ethiopian families who have adopted children from our orphanage that I wanted to visit on this trip, but time allowed me just one. Abeba and Getahun have a lovely home on the top floor of a condominium in Addis...
Miracle of Life and Family

Miracle of Life and Family

A Muslim lady on her way to visit a gravesite heard the whimpers of a baby in the grass nearby.  Upon investigation she found a baby boy barely alive.  He was inadequately clothed, skinny and alarmingly cold.  She called her husband who joined her and together they...
Adoption: Worth the Struggle?

Adoption: Worth the Struggle?

Many couples without biological children have chosen adoption as a way to build their families.  We had the pleasure of walking with Ty and Rachel through the arduous journey of adopting internationally. Their oldest daughter and middle son had their beginnings in one...
URGENT – Pray for Abandoned Children

URGENT – Pray for Abandoned Children

Right now our Joyful Place Orphanage is home to 15 abandoned children.  These precious little ones are seen and known by the Father.  He has given us the privilege, with your help, to care tenderly for each one until we can find a family in Ethiopia to adopt them. In...
An Orphan No More

An Orphan No More

Kedir heard a quiet knocking on his door one Saturday morning.  When he opened the door he found an unfamiliar woman standing on his doorstep holding a baby in her arms.  She told him she had nothing to eat and asked if he could please give her some food.  Kedir...