Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Ethiopia Stats Taken From Paige's Blog

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

So I thought I would post some stats from Paige's blog (she just came home with her precious babies!!!) that help explain why we are choosing Ethiopia. Lots of people have been asking, so here are just a few of a million reasons:

-1 in 10 children die before their 1st birthday

-1 in 6 children die before their 5th birthday

-60% of children are stunted by malnutrition

-The doctor to child ratio is 1 to 24,000

-Half of the children will never attend school

-Life expectancy is 45 yrs of age

-There are roughly 4.8 million orphans

As for news on the adoption front, we are quickly approaching 2011.....we received all the paperwork for Abe's job and are waiting on our final HS approval (because we had to make financial and insurance corrections now that Abe has a job) and then we are sending in our I-600A. We don't know how long that will take to process but it could be up to several months. Then we send in our dossier......come on US government! Let's get this show on the road! :)

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