Monday, December 29, 2008


Project G.L.O.W. and Arise Adoptions welcomes home another precious Ethiopian child...Merry Christmas Thom and Lesley!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

History Channel

For those of you who get the history channel, tune in Monday night(Dec 22nd)for a special on Ethiopia! The Queen of Sheba and the Arc of the Covenant are said to be featured.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Update from the Scotts

Email down

The computer at our guest house is not working right anymore so I am not able to get on my email to send anymore updates! Things are going great and we finished our Embassy appointment yesterday - his Visa to America will come Friday morning! The boys are taking their morning nap (Thom and baby) so I"m going to head out with our driver to see if we can grab any last minute items to take back with us.

Sorry for the short update - we'll see you all on Saturday night!!! I'll send more detailed updates once we get home to the USA!!!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Note from the Scotts

HELLO!!! We have arrived and we are in Addis Ababa! It is currently 8am (midnight in KY). Our flights were all on time Saturday and was a long journey - but we made it. We met a couple other families on the airplane yesterday - so we just enjoyed breakfast together! Our driver is coming at 9am to take us to the orphanage to meet our children.

We slept well last night however we were up at 4:45 this morning ready to go...I think my body was ready to watch Sunday night football (it was 8:45 KY time)...we all met at 7am for breakfast and are enjoying visiting with our 2 other families...the two other families have previously adopted from China - so they have been helpful. This morning was the first time I have ever had to pack "my own" diaper bag!! EXCITING!!!!

I'll try to post later after we see Eli (Yirdaw) for the first time....we have a shared comptuer here at our guest house that seems pretty easy to get on....we can't post pictures until we get home - but hopefully I can post daily updates.

Thanks for praying for us!! Can't wait to see our boy....

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Arise Adoptions Christmas Party

Arise Adoption Families, join us for our first-ever Christmas Party on Saturday, December 6th! This open house event will be for adults only, and will give us a chance to get to know each other better. We invite you to bring a gift for our KVI orphanage (see list below). Here are the details:

What: Arise Adoptions Christmas Party (Open House)
When: Saturday, December 6th, 6pm - 9pm
Where: 11725 Paramont Way, Louisville, KY 40059 US*

*Park at the clubhouse, the house is across the street

Bring a gift for our KVI orphanage from our wishlist:
Sturdy Used Suitcases (10)
Bathroom Scales (3)
Children's Multivitamins (15)
Underwear, Ages 0-15 (10)

Friday, November 14, 2008

I just had to add this to our blog today. This is one of our first children home through our Ethiopian program this year. To be honest, this was a hard week many waiting kids, court challenges, money issues...well, it's all part of it. Anyway, today's surprise photo was such a treat and encouragement. To have visited this precious one in Ethiopia, to know her Birth Mother's heart for her daughter's future and to also know the wonderful family that has embraced her as their see the joy in her face, to understand the peace her birth mother has and to know the love of her family...too much for words.

It just makes it all worth it!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Prayer for the Older Child

Dear Readers,

Could you join me in praying for the older children who wait. For all those who have lost parents and hold on to hope that someday they will be a part of a family again. Those who watch as the little ones get chosen; those who help interpret to the parents coming to gather their babies; those quietly watch and then ask their caregivers...when is it my turn?...while they grow older waiting.

We have several older boys and girls ages 4 and up who desperately need to find families. If you or someone you know is willing to consider an older child or sibling set, please contact us at 502-387-3848.

*child in photo is not an orphan or available for adoption

Friday, October 17, 2008

Our License is Here!

I am happy to announce that Arise Adoptions, Inc. has officially been born! We are now able to operate in our own name and will continue working along side our partners, Kingdom Vision International and Hope Adoption Agency in Ethiopia. Project G.L.O.W. will continue to operate as our humanitarian program to orphans as well as providing education to parents. Please celebrate with us as we hold an Open House later this fall!

Thursday, October 9, 2008


Project G.L.O.W. welcomes home our newest additions, Eyerusalem "Ellie" & Mesfin "Micah"!!! So glad to see you in the arms of your parents!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Exciting time for ALL

Fall is here and lots of great things are God's glory! We are pursuing our license to operate as a full service adoption agency. Two of our families are traveling this Saturday to pick up their beautiful children and several new referrals have been given to waiting families. Please continue to pray for both the children and families who are waiting to be brought together and join us in celebrating God's goodness!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Exciting Times for Families

We had another great time of fellowship with 7 of our families adopting from Ethiopia! Please pray for several of our families who are due to either travel or have court dates this fall. We look forward to celebrating with them soon!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Children of Promise

We have many waiting children over 7 years old that need help finding families. If you or someone you know might be interested in adopting an older Ethiopian orphan please contact us at (502) 387-3848. We also have some sibling sets that need extra help finding the right family. Please help us get the word out on the children who wait.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Family Update

Thank you to everyone who attended our first family gathering! Nine families were represented and it was so great to fellowship together. A big thanks to Elizabeth Wilkerson for helping pull it all together. Join us the first Tuesday of every month as we meet at New Song Christian Church from 7-9. Prospective and Waiting Families are Welcome!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Join Us!

Please join us for an evening of prayer and fellowship for waiting and interested families. We will gather this Tuesday from 7- 9 p.m. at New Song Christian Church on Old Henry Rd. We will give time for questions and answers as well as prayer for families, team, and children. Everyone is asked to bring a dessert or a liter of soda please. See you there!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Waiting Kids

We have several older waiting children that need help finding families. Presently we have a sibling group of four (ages 7 months, 3, 7, and 10) as well as two sibling groups with one child in each that is HIV+. Please help us bring these children home! (Children depicted in this photo are not available for adoption)

Sunday, July 20, 2008

When Hope has a Name

Thanks to everyone who helped make this class session a success. We had 11 prospective adoptive families learning and sharing together through our course, When Hope Has a Name. Twenty-one waiting parents hoping to bring home children from Taiwan, Ukraine, Ethiopia, Haiti, and Russia coming together to learn how to be the parents their children will need. So inspiring and exciting! Our next course will be held in September...log on to to register.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Project G.L.O.W. shines in Ethiopia

I recently returned from a second trip to Ethiopia where I joined our new partners Kingdom Vision International. God did amazing things in a relatively short period of time. We traveled to Nazret and Addis where I was so blessed to visit many children who are waiting for sponsors or adoptive families. I was also able to meet several of the children's mothers who were precious and faithful women of God, courageously making the choice of adoption as they faced uncertainty with HIV.

We were able to visit children and their mothers who were already in a sponsorship program through KVI. It was wonderful to see the impact that had been made with a small but consistent gift. When asked, "If you could have anything, what would you pray for?" one child simply replied, "a blanket and a chair". What joy it brought us to play a part in answering his prayer that afternoon!