May 14, 2007

SRM-- mother's day gift

I know that Mother's day was yesterday. But I thought that it would be appropriate to continue the celebration. After all, compare the volume of good acts and kind deeds and life and liberty and happiness-sacrificing that your mother has done, with the amount of time it's celebrated ;)

I received a letter in the mail from my placing agency outlining a new program that they are starting. They're a non-profit agency, and in addition to adopting out orphans from Ethiopia and Liberia, they run a house for Ethiopian orphans, they do various projects to improve the lives of street children in Ethiopia and Liberia. Their newest project is a free day-care center for Ethiopian children. Their goal is to be able to take in the children of women who have to work outside the home, and provide them with care and meals so that the mothers can keep them and not give them up.

If you've read this , you know why this would be such a big deal. If you haven't, read it. It will change your life.

Anyway, I made a donation for mother's day. If you would like more information, you can contact the agency:

Americans For African Adoptions, Inc. - 2005
8910 Timberwood Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46234-1952
Phone: 317-271-4567
Fax: 317-271-8739

and they will happily supply you with it. Or, if you would like to just click a button and donate, you are the trusting sort (and I can vouch for them, they're legit,) go to their website. It hasn't been updated in a couple of years, but not for lack of desire, I think. Anyway, there's a button that you can click and simply donate that way.

Happy Mother's day, all you wonderful mothers out there.

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