This weekend I started reading a most profound book, "There Is No Me Without You" by Melissa Fay Greene (click on the link for more info). This book is about an unconventional foster mother in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (where our adoption agency's transitional home is located, along with orphanages they partner with), and the orphaned children (mostly due to AIDS) she has raised. Intertwined within the narrative of this amazing lady's story are also bits and pieces of Ethiopia's turbulent history, as well as tons of statistics and facts regarding the AIDS epidemic and the unfathomable poverty in Ethiopia.
Once I started reading this book, I couldn't put it down!! I felt inspired, sad, angry, bewildered.....and I have only read the first 60 or so pages!!
I personally feel this is a must read for anyone adopting from Ethiopia, as well as anyone who desires to have a better understanding of what exactly goes on in poverty and disease stricken countries....extremely eye opening. Okay, this is a must read for anyone who cares. So, read it!