Adoption is everywhere - and changing the face of the Jewish community. Years ago, most children adopted by Jewish families had been born to Jewish mothers and were white, and many were not even told they were adopted. "Thirty years ago everything was cloaked in secrecy; cross-religious, let alone... Colombia: About the Country
Introduction :: Colombia Background: Colombia was one of the three countries that emerged from... Coccidioidomycosis
escription Coccidioidomycosis or "Valley fever" is a disease caused by the fungus Coccidioides immitis, found in the soil of disease-endemic areas. The disease is acquired by inhalation of fungal spores from dust, usually generated by human activities or natural disasters. Occurrence C.... Vassi, Richard and Patty
Selected by Representative Michael R. McNulty Jonathan Vassi was born December 20, 1087 in the town of Pasto, Colombia, near the Ecuador border in South America. Rich and Patty Vassi adopted him from Colombia, and brought him to the United States in 1989, when he was 2 years old. Jonathan was born...
Half the Sky: Olympic Torchbearers!
October 1, 2007, 6:34 am
I just got a very interesting appeal in my inbox from Half the Sky. They've got a chance at winning (!) a slot as torchbearer for the 2008 Olympics. And they want to let the children carry it.
Can you picture that? And you can help.
Half the Sky , as the regular reader might recall , is... Resource Tuesday – World Vision
October 30, 2007, 6:16 am
Our family has a sponsored child living in Ethiopia through the World Vision program. An eight-year-old petite girl named Anyme. As with all large agencies, I am sure that they have their negative attributes. However, we can see that our sponsored daughter is receiving an education and needed... Transracial Adoption - Trendy or Taboo- Comments
July 10, 2007, 2:31 pm
As I have been writing about transracial adoption and the topic of how it is often portrayed as trendy or taboo , I have gotten a lot of great comments that I wanted to ensure did not get overlooked.
Here are some of the comments that I wanted to share, and my responses.
Rebecca, from the...