Monday, September 20, 2010

Our Five Minutes of Fame

About a month ago, a reporter from The Citizen Newspaper (Tanzania's largest English newspaper) contacted us.  Our lawyer had given him our contact information because he was doing an article on adoption.  After we ensured that this would be a positive article, we agreed to answer his questions and send him some pictures.  The article came out yesterday, and what we didn't realize was that out of the four families he interviewed, we were the only ones who sent pictures!  So, lo and behold, we found our faces all over the paper.

Here's the front page, with Gil and Josiah on the bottom right hand corner.

This is the first page of the section where the article was placed.

And this is the center-fold spread!  Right next to the article titled "Mega meat portions at Coral Ridge Spur."

Unfortunately the paper is too big for me to scan, and so far I haven't been able to find the article on-line, even though the paper has a website.  So you won't be able to read it.  But the reporter did a good job of talking about the cultural issues that keep Tanzanians from adopting, as well as explaining the red tape that makes the process difficult.  A side bar goes through the process that a family would have to go through if they wanted to adopt.  He talks about how there are millions of orphans in Tanzania, and so few families will adopt, yet he quotes me and another family on how much of a blessing it is. 

We're excited!  Anything that may get Tanzanians interested in adoption is a good thing.  We pray this will help! 

Tomorrow they may wrap fishes in it, but I was a star for one whole minute!  (Anyone?  Anyone?)
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