This is the place where we are have documented the road we have walked in order to adopt our four children from Brazil and the road we are now on as a family. We are keenly aware that adopting is not just a process we've chosen to go through, but part of God's plan for us and for our children. May He be glorified through the process and through our family!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Vice President Escobar of El Salvador

On April 10, James left work a couple hours early and we hopped in the car and headed north toward Providence, RI for a lecture at Brown University. (1. Brown's announcement) The lecture was given by Vice President of El Salvador, Ana Vilma de Escobar (2.Wikipedia).

We learned a little bit about how the Salvadoran government has worked to improve their country since the end of their civil war in 1992. The Saca/Escobar administration, in particular has worked since 2004 in areas such as education, economic development, infrastructure and communications improvements, social welfare, and, as Escobar put it "empowering Salvadorans." (3.Brown Daily Herald article)

El Salvador is a special country for us and will only become more special in the months and years to come. What a treat to hear directly from one of its leaders about its progress in the last 15 years!