‘Espwa’ – Greetings From Haiti


Espwa means hope in Haitian Creole and this whole trip I have been hopeful of new connections, updates from IBESR, good news from our rep, and positive movement not only on the adoption front but also in the country. So far keeping the phrase “Espwa” in mind has led us to great success. So far we have gone to Maison everyday getting updates on the children, updates on the kiddos matched, and updates on  which children are available. We also visited another orphanage that currently has 130 children and discussed what partnering with them would look like. This orphanage has a lot of children with special needs and it would be amazing to help advocate to find them families. We also ventured out to IBESR and received updates on some of the families waiting. Today we are going to Maison again and also visiting another orphanage on the other side of Port Au Prince.  

The children are amazing and so are the people. The kids love to be held, given hugs, and are constantly hanging on us (and we are soaking up every moment). Looking around the orphanages you see what little things they really have. The children are playing with brooms, sticks, rocks, and random other object they find but even with so little you can see how much “Espwa” they have. Standing outside and watching the kids run under the clothes line full of children’s clothes of all sizes and looking over to see the tarp draped bathing area I really wish I could give them the world. I wish they were not given this life. And, I wish I could change their entire world. But one of my favorite adoption quotes is, “you may not be able to change the whole world, but for that one child the whole world will change.” With this quote in mind and keeping “Espwa” on the brain we all will be able to change the world.. One orphan at a time.

Tomorrow we visit C4C!!

Goodnight from Haiti ❤️

Diedra helping make fresh peanut butter


Hilary playing with the children at Maison.


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Bulgarian Sisters Need a Family!

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“Adopting one child won’t change the world, but for that one child the whole world will change.”

Could you imagine, as a young girl, leaving your home with your little sister and reporting your family to social services? Unfortunately, for many children this is a common theme, and one pair of our siblings experienced this scenario first hand. Autumn and Audrey are healthy sisters living in Bulgaria who were not dealt the best hand in the earlier years of their lives. Even with the ups and downs that they have experienced, both girls are extremely resilient and are looking forward to finding a safe and loving forever family. They are 12 and 15 years old and love the outdoors, playing volleyball, and of course spending time together. They are both doing wonderful in school and all of their social workers and teachers have nothing but positive things to say about them. These two amazing girls need a family, if you or someone you know is interested in learning how you can be matched with them, please contact our Bulgaria Matching specialist, Hilary, at hilary@childrenofallnations.com today! Even if you are not able to adopt these girls yourself please help us advocate for them by sharing their information!

Due to the privacy policies in place for our Bulgarian Adoption program, we are unable to share a photo of Autumn and Audrey on our blog. If you are interested in seeing a photo of these beautiful girls or learning more about them, visit our Waiting Child photo listing, or join our private Facebook group today!

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