Monday, July 16, 2007

Two Great People

Behind every adoption are unsung heroes who make it all happen. They do it, not for the recognition, but because they love kids. We met two such people last week.

Esther started Kid’s Care orphanage in 2000. Since then she’s placed well over 500 kids into loving homes all around the world. Currently there are 150 orphans in three orphanages run by Kid’s Care. This lady is amazing. As she gave us a tour of the facilities she not only knew every kid by name but greeted them and made them feel special. The kids love her.

Girmachew (pronounced grr-MAcho) is the in-country representative for America World. We spent a good part of every day with this guy. He’s not only a lot of fun to be around, he does his job very well. You can’t imagine how much work he does. I don’t know how he manages it when there’s a family in-country adopting. He’s was with us every day of the week from 10 am to at least 7 pm, yet somehow manages to make all the court appearances and complete paperwork/forms/etc. for other America World families. He’s simply a servant to the core. Prime example: at one restaurant when our rookie waiter was overwhelmed, Girmachew, with pen and paper in hand, took the order for our table. Mark my words...someday this guy's going to work at the new Embassy in Ethiopia as an adoption advocate. He's that good!

These people, and many others like them, have made our adoption possible. A big hearty sincere THANKS, Esther and Girmachew.


At 12:31 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

how nice to recognize these two people on your blog. sounds like they made your experience even that much better. jcn

At 8:37 AM , Blogger Mom of 5 said...

AWAA has great guides. The guides are special folks !! We have loved watching your journey. I hope it goes on the inspire others....

At 3:28 PM , Blogger JillCoen said...

Hi! I have so enjoyed reading your blog. We are an AWAA family too and i was on the recent mission trip to Ethiopia. I totally second the recognition of Esther and Girmachew. They are first class! Blessings!


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