Friday, April 18, 2008

Germans adopting from Africa and Haiti

Most of my readers are American, but some are German. I found this website from a German agency that does adoption from Africa and Haiti. They now have a program with Mali in West Africa. It is one of the poorest countries in the world, but the children are beautiful! The fees are very small (3500-5500 Euro). That is just a third of what you must pay to adopt from China. The Burkina Faso program is only 2,200 Euro. That is unbelievably cheap! The people are so very poor! It breaks my heart. I know many people would worry about how a black child would feel growing up in a mostly white population. This is a difficult thing to work through. They probably would face some prejudice. But they would also have opportunities they could never have in Africa. 100's , maybe 1000's of Africans risk their lives every year crossing dangerous seas hoping for the opportunities we have to offer these kids. If you have thought about adoption, and you live in Germany here is a cool site.