Our guests today helped us to focus on the huge concern of having over 10 million- that's right, 10 million- children in often decrepit orphanages in Europe and Asia. They all want a chance at being part of a loving family, but legalities and politics can make it take years from start to finish. Dr. Brian and Erica Finkelstein Parker of Pennsylvania, members of my previous congregation in Baltimore, MD, adopted a beautiful and bright and spunky little girl years ago, and are ready to adopt siblings in Democratic Congo. For more information on their foundation and their daughter visit Emmy's Hope.
Dr. Janaki Kuruppu, of Maryland, an expert in infectious diseases, also shares about two Ethiopian siblings she and her husband adopted. All three of my guests today shared the joys and challenges of adoption, and the strong impact that a documentary, "Stuck," is making on audiences around the United States. Worth visiting is a website, bothendsburning.org to get more information about adoption, and short of that, how to help efforts to make the process easier and shorter.
To be in touch with the Parkers or Dr. Kupurru please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll be happy to make the connection.
Thanks for joining us and please help the cause of Tikkun Olam, repairing the world one orphan at a time. Keep that Derech Eretz thing going my friends, and Shalom!
This is the first picture we ever received of Emmalee Madeline SNEHAL Parker. She was approximately 1 1/2 yrs in this pic. This was taken in India at Preet Mandir, her orphanage. - Courtesy http://emmyshope.org/
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