Welcome to IAG's care center, in Mekele, Ethiopia.
Your visit is a big deal to everyone at the care center. The nannies will help the kids print out welcome signs to put on the walls. All of the children too old for the baby rooms will sit in the common room waiting for you.
When you walk in, they will scream with delight, and run over to you for their turn to pull you down close so they can hug you and kiss each side of your face.
Every child here knows loss. They have lost parents to disease or poverty.
But look - every child here knows joy.
We had more fun playing with this sweetest group of children I've ever met,
than I know how to tell you.
The children at this care center are well taken care of. They love their nannies and their nannies love them. They are being prepared for healthy transitions to safe and loving homes. (Who doesn't want to look at one of these faces and think, "My child.")
Some of these kids have families who can't wait to get them home.
Some of them don't. Yet.
Message me if you'd like more information about one of these little faces.
Message me if you think they might belong in our community.
What a blessing it would be - to us!