That’s right, folks. Our very own feature article in the June issue of Adoption Today! Adoptive parent and CoEd supporter Sonya Fultz and Adoption Today editor Kim Hansel traveled to Guatemala together in April to witness CoEd’s impact on a country Sonya holds dear to her heart. The trip did not disappoint.
Sonya says, “It was not until I came to better understand the lack of basic infrastructure in the educational system in Guatemala that I realized our son, Marty Jose, adopted from Guatemala at 13 months old, not only gained a family, but he gained access to an education, healthcare and a future filled with possibilities.”
Joining CoEd on a tour or donating to our programs is a meaningful way for adoptive families to connect to the country of their child’s birth, and to gain a deeper understanding of the stark realities facing many children in Guatemala today.
Read the full feature article here for a unique look into CoEd’s work from the perspective of adoptive families. Spoiler alert: You may see some familiar faces! Many tour vets will certainly remember Juan Jose, the charismatic principal of Santiago Sacatepéquez Cooperative School, and we hope you remember this inspirational young woman as well.
The cover of Adoption Today’s June issue encourages one to “explore the work of Cooperative for Education in changing the lives of Guatemalan children”. We thank Adoption Today for their kind words, but if it weren’t for our compassionate supporters, no change would be possible. YOU are the ones changing the lives of Guatemalan children.
Mil gracias. A thousand thanks.
Interested in more adoptive family resources? Check out our interview with Jessica O’Dwyer, author of Mamalita: An Adoption Memoir.