Honor a Child at AHOPE

We are thrilled to announce the release of AHOPE Bracelets, designed to honor the children of AHOPE and raise funds for their care. For a $10.00 donation you can wear a stainless steel AHOPE bracelet that features the AHOPE logo, an AHOPE child’s first name, and the Amharic word for HOPE.

Our hope is that each bracelet will serve as a reminder of a special child at AHOPE, and raise awareness of the plight of HIV+ orphans in the world. By wearing an AHOPE Bracelet, you join our efforts to care for these children.

To order bracelets, email Marissa at ahopestore@gmail.com. Include the quantity desired along with your mailing address and she will send you an invoice via PayPal. Let Marissa know if you would prefer to pay by check. Shipping and handling is $2.50 for up to three bracelets in one package.

Don’t forget to buy a raffle ticket for $1.00 for a chance to win an AHOPE t-shirt! Use the link below to send your donation directly to AHOPE.

Thank you for stopping by my blog and joining AHOPE’s efforts to care for HIV+ orphans in Ethiopia. If you have a blog, please consider promoting the bracelets – feel free to use the photo and any of the text from this post.

I’ll post a family update and a photo of my kids wearing bracelets soon!


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Let me introduce myself. Russ and I are the parents of twelve children by birth and adoption, and sometimes more through foster care. I'm the creator of One Thankful Mom which has been as much of a gift to me as to my readers. In 2011 I became a TBRI® Pracitioner* and have lived and breathed connected parenting ever since. I'm deeply honored to be the co-author, together with the late Dr. Karyn Purvis, of The Connected Parent; it is her final written work. I love speaking at events for adoptive and foster parents. I'm also the co-founder of The Adoption Connection, a podcast and resource site for adoptive moms. I mentor and encourage adoptive moms so you can find courage and hope in your journeys of loving your children well.


  1. nancy
    September 19, 2008

    lisa! hey there! i stayed with you and russ for a while at addis kidan. anywho, i am wondering about AHOPE tees for my family? how much are they? and how do i get them? thanks, nancy

  2. Thankfulmom
    September 19, 2008

    Hi Nancy! It is nice to hear from you. Thank you for asking about purchasing t-shirts. You can order them from the AHOPE blog:


    To go directly to the store, you can use this link:


    There are photos of people wearing the shirts on my blog (a few posts down from this one), so you can get an idea of colors and fit.

    Thank you so much! We are so excited to see people supporting the children by purchasing shirts and bracelets.

    A permanent online store is in the process of being developed and will have many wonderful items that will support the work of AHOPE.


  3. Holly
    September 24, 2008

    I just found your blog through another blogger friend of mine and I am sitting here in complete awe.
    I have four little girls…ages 4, 3, and almost two twins.
    It has always been my dream to add to our famliy through means of adoption when my girls are older/in their teens/twenties. What has touched my heart and gotten me all excited inside is to see your older girls embracing, playing with and being in the lives of their new siblings. So cool to see my dream in real life – can’t wait until it’s my own story.
    (p.s. I am also a graduated homeschooler just starting out homeschooling my own girls)

  4. Paul and DeeDee
    September 25, 2008

    Hi I am adopting from Ethiopia and just learned of AHOPE recently. I just wanted you to know I ordered a bracelet and it came today! It is so beautiful! It says Behailu and I have already started praying for this beautiful child! Thank you for all you do.


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