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I'm a Finalist -- Happy Poetry News!

I’m excited to share that a poem of mine made the finalist list for day 25 of the 2014 April PAD (poem a day) Challenge… 290 more words

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Libraries, Mothers, and Children: Visiting the Awassa Reading Center

Being able to read, and having books, changes the world. I love to read, and take it for granted far too often. When my kids were growing up, the house was full of books. 623 more words

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Alleged Child Smuggling Comes to Light in DRC, Amid Hopes of Avoiding "A Media Storm"

An alleged attempt by some Americans to smuggle out children for adoption from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was featured in news reports there a few days ago. 742 more words

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Removed From the Barbours, The Children Have Flourished

In “Help, Thanks, Wow: Three Essential Prayers,” Anne Lamott wrote…”Nothing can possibly make things okay again. And then, people and grace surround the critically injured person or the bereft family. 1,559 more words

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Update on Trial of International Adoption Guides

Latest news, as of September 17: The trial of Mary Mooney and James Harding has been rescheduled for January 15, 2015, and it is possible there could be additional continuances. 565 more words

Adoptees

Nameless – Ahn Jong He

If you are out there, this is for you.

I wonder what you are doing. Is your life a good one… do you know I exist? 117 more words

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