Sunday, January 24, 2010
The Thomas Center goes to great lengths to help new families feel welcome, and adoptive kids feel special. The last full day in Addis, all adoptive families and kids gather at the Thomas Center for a party, complete with snacks, cake, beverages, and gifts. Every family member in the adoptive family receives a wrapped gift--- traditional Ethiopian clothing. We all put on our new shirts, and then drove to the Ethiopian Cultural Center for dinner and entertainment.