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A Wayfarer is a person who is traveling, a particular place, a circumstance, a stage of life, etc. Let's walk the road of adoption together. The journey is so much better with company!
Much of this information is useful for any adoption, but this blog is designed to be a
I hope this blog will be helpful to you in your adoption whether you are considering, waiting or home. I started this blog when we were adopting and found there was next to nothing on the web in any orderly manner. I set about to collect information for myself and then for others. Now, there are more sites for resources, but still not much that brings it all together. I hope this blog will serve as a sort of clearing house for Ethiopian Adoption Information. Please feel free to contribute your knowledge through commenting.
You can search by topic in three ways. 1. Go to the "key word" tabs on top and open pages of links in those topics. 2. Use the "labels list" in the side bar or 3. use the "search bar" above the labels list. You can also browse the blog by month and year in the Posts section or in any of the above as well. The sidebar links are to sites outside of this blog. While I feel they provide good information, I can not vouch for each site with an approval rating. Use your own discernment for each. If you have more to add to the topic, please add it in the comment section of that page or post.
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Welcome to the journey!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Life Book template available

I just wanted to let you know that I have made available in Google Docs templates for two Life Books. They are both alterable if you have Publisher. You should be able to download it to your computer and use. Both Life Books include history and interesting facts about Ethiopia. One has a section on the region of Tigray the other has a section on the region of Amhara. Feel free to take a look at them. There is a publisher version of each as well as a PDF version of each. You can't change the PDF but can look at it for ideas for your own creation. The Publisher should be able to be downloaded and personalized.You can only see it on line in the PDF format for some reason.
Amhara- pub
Tigray PDF
Amhara PDF


  1. wow these are beautiful and you are so generous to share. would you ever consider letting me buy a personalized one? for example, our children are from the sidama region, so i would like it to give info about sidama and i have one son and one daughter so customized that way? if not i completely understand and generously thank you for sharing your templates.

  2. Lisa,
    Thanks. I don't really have time right now to do the research on Sidama or Oromo. I would love to do that for you, but I just can't commit to it at this time. I know it would be nice for a lot of families. Go ahead and use it and just put in your own stuff about the region you would like.
    Have fun.

  3. completely understand, and i will do that again thank you so much for sharing this, really so appreciate it. take good care, lisa


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