The Favoloso Five of Mana Gammachuu

The Favoloso Five of Mana Gammachuu

As Ethiopia issued the news that it was closing down international adoptions, causing the U.S. State Department to stop processing adoption paperwork, we had five children who we were able to place in Italian families in 2018.  We have been so blessed to be in good...
Hats by Evalie

Hats by Evalie

Evalie is the product of a family that lives Christ’s injunction to “think of others before yourself”.  Ten years ago, Chalyse was adopted from our orphanage in Ethiopia into Evalie’s family, forever captivating their hearts for all things Ethiopian.  Mom and Dad have...
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...
Best Practices for Orphan Care

Best Practices for Orphan Care

by Joy Casey Sweeping generalizations are problematic.  In my experience, there usually is not just one right way to do anything.  Therefore, when I heard about the world’s largest adoption agency making broad declarations of the best way to tackle our world’s orphan...
Off to a Great Start

Off to a Great Start

by Joy Casey in Ethiopia written 11/3/19 Jason and I had an uneventful flight, always a good thing.  We left Seattle at midnight for Chicago, then a 17-hour non-stop flight from Chicago to Addis Ababa, the capitol of Ethiopia.  Not only did we gain a day crossing a...
Summer Reading

Summer Reading

What parent doesn’t appreciate some suggestions for summertime activities with their kids?  After playing outside, it’s nice for parents and kids to snuggle up together with a good book.  Here are a few you might check out at your local library or...