Two years ago, I made a decision to move to Uganda. I’m a UPS pilot from Indiana – a job I love, in a place I love, with
We stared in open-faced wonder at the sea together as the sun baked its goodness into our skin. So tender. So sweet. My mind flashed to the memory of meeting this child in such a malnourished state. And here she was--healthy, happy, splashing in a piece of paradise people around the world penny pinch to see.
Today, when a child is taken by protective services, they are placed in any random persons home, as long as the person obtains a license to become a foster parent, is older than 18, and passes a criminal background check.
Rescued adult sloths are released back into the jungle as soon as they are fit but orphaned babies are extremely vulnerable and need 24-hour care. So the couple have had to give up their home to their sleepy adopted babies until they are old enough to be released back into the wild.
What is it like to make a financial investment in an up and coming social change leader, every single day of the year? Since January 1, 2013, the Pollination Project has been giving daily micro grants to emerging projects and inspiring people all over the world.
By early 2012, we were financially ready to embark with a pilot program. Initially, our presentations were very well received
I am not "for" international adoption. I am not against it. I am "for" children having loving parents and being in homes where they have a support network.
The adoption process has taken its toll on me emotionally. Nothing prepares you to be away from your family for six weeks, and in a country where you feel deaf, mute, and illiterate.
We in charity envision a better, sustainable future. But lest it all crumble because of forces we can't control -- weather, war, corruption -- may beneficiaries like Chungleung find joy in today that they'll carry with them into the future.
While the nation bemoans a "gridlocked" Congress and Comedy Central's Messrs. Stewart and Colbert aptly ridicule both presidential candidates for a disregard of specificity on one hand and hubris on the other, I have borne witness to a very different vision of our elected leadership.