Kidist Has a Family!


Our family loves the AHOPE bracelets which feature the name of a child living at AHOPE in Ethiopia. We wear them so we don’t forget the many HIV+ orphans in Ethiopia, and we pray for the specific children on our bracelets. Not long ago Boo began wearing a bracelet with the name Kidist on it. We talked about praying for Kidist, especially that she would be healthy and that God would give her a family.

Soon after Boo began to wear it, I read a post on an HIV Adoption list from a woman who said that she was adopting Kidist and her brother! We were so excited to hear this good news. I emailed the mother and she sent me a wonderful reply. Better still, she sent an email to Boo, who was excited to email her back. She asked me to send her a photo of Boo wearing the bracelet – so sweet.

We must remember these children and pray earnestly for them. Every child needs a family to love them. Honeybee tells me about the children who pray to be adopted and wish that they will be chosen, but as they get older, their hope begins to fade. Children who are HIV+ can live long and healthy lives when they have excellent medical care; the kind of care that is available in America.

Through my work with From HIV to Home, I have a small list of HIV+ children who are waiting for families. Some of them have grants available to assist with the expenses of the adoptions.

6,000 children will be orphaned by AIDS today. Could you love one?

~Lisa

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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.

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  1. Paul and DeeDee
    April 23, 2009

    I love these bracelets so much! I wear mine everyday and poor little Behailu’s name is getting scratched off! (They really are of good quality, I just wear it ALL the time and it shows:) Praise God for Kidist and her brother!

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  2. ma2mny
    April 23, 2009

    Our family has just begun this journey and would love more information about the bracelets and the waiting children.

    Do you have links?

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  3. ma2mny
    April 23, 2009

    sorry, I read your post more thoroughly and found the link for the bracelets
    duh 🙂 or orders are on our way!!

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  4. Andrea
    April 23, 2009

    Love that!
    I could SO love so many more!

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  5. Kathrin
    April 24, 2009

    That is wonderful!
    Do you work with other countries too? (Other than the USA).

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  6. Jess
    April 24, 2009

    We love our braclets too! The constant reminder of the children waiting for their families…we pray for them too!

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  7. Bonnie
    April 24, 2009

    Well that brings me to tears – Kidist is the braclet that my husband wears and we have been praying for her. wooohooo!

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  8. Nikki
    April 24, 2009

    I must have come across your blog before in the past, but have just spent the past hour reading your posts and I have to say that I so admire you and your family- I hope that one day, I can have a family like yours!

    Happy that Kidist is being adopted as well 🙂 I am not sure I remember her from when I was in ET in February. The Kidist I do remember (and one who really captured my heart) had a sister at AHOPE… I have been scanning blogs since I got home, trying to see if I could find any info about them! I hope someone will be adopting them soon….

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  9. Rachel
    April 27, 2009

    Such a sweet picture of Boo…See you next weekend!
    Rach

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  10. K Leclercq
    April 27, 2009

    Great post! Love those bracelets!

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  11. Lori
    April 27, 2009

    The bracelet I received had KIDEST on it, too! I try to wear it everyday….but I have to get up early because my 18 year old daughter usually snags it. I suppose I should buy another…
    She is out with friends tonight – but she will probably get all teary-eyed when I tell her! Thank you so much for sharing.

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