We were so blessed to celebrate Christmas this year with Olivia. It was so much fun to have a little one around. She was interested in the first couple presents that she had to open and then after that was definately more interested in the wrapping paper than anything else.
Travis and Lindsey's Ethiopia Adoption
• One in six children die before their fifth birthday • One in ten children die before their first birthday • 44% of the population of Ethiopia is under 15 years old • 60% of children in Ethiopia are stunted because of malnutrition • The median age in Ethiopia is 17.8 years • 1.5 million people are infected with AIDS (6th highest in the world) • 720,000 children have been orphaned by AIDS alone •There are 4.6 million orphans in Ethiopia and the country is twice the size of Texas • Per capita, Ethiopia receives less aid than any country in Africa • Drought struck the country from 2000-2002 (first year no crops, second year no seeds, third year no animals) • Half the children in Ethiopia will never attend school. 88% will never attend secondary school • Coffee prices (Ethiopia’s only major export) fell 40-60% from 1998-2002 • Ethiopia’s doctor to children ratio is 1 to 24,000