Friday, May 20, 2011

Day 3

Today Nanette and I had a great visit at the Children's Home. We met with the Director first and then spent time visiting with 3 groups of children. The Director is very kind and genuinely seems to care for the children. In fact, most of the people we met were very loving towards the kids. Having been around a few orphanages, I can tell the caretakers were proud of their kids. Each one took time to come over and tell us all about each child we met; their likes and dislikes and what they excelled in.

The children at this particular children's home do not get many visitors. We were told there have only been 2 international adoptions done in 2-3 years. When we asked why, the director said "well, no one wants the older kids, do they."

During our time with the groups we played and answered many questions. They all wanted to see pictures of our kids and life back home. We took out our iPhone and iPad, thank goodness for Apple!

Tomorrow we go back to visit with a few more groups and Monday we will meet with the director again to discuss our long term goals.

Kim getting a lesson in hockey.

ALL the kids loved their beanie babies. Even the older boys were happy to have one.

Nanette showing off her kids on the iPad.

This little girl LOVED having women around. She commented on our clothes a lot and wanted her picture taken over and over again.

Pictures of the "apartments":

"Learn to do good, seek justice, rebuke the oppressor,defend the fatherless, plead for the widow." Isaiah 17


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