Jenn and Paul Cooper are in Ethiopia right now bringing home their adopted son, Daniel. Jenn is a professional photographer and her pictures document truly beautiful moments on their journey to their son. Jenn and Paul contacted me about sponsorship because they wanted to be able to impact the lives of more children in the beautiful country of Ethiopia where their son is from! Jenn and Paul sponsor Dagim and Jenn's parents sponsor his cousin, Habtamnesh.
For Dagim, it may be the first time in a long time that he has felt special and loved. It may be the first time in a long time that he felt loved by a daddy. I can see it in his smile as he wraps his arms around the man that is providing for him (and loving him and praying for him) so he can attend Kind Hearts.
Photo by Jenn Cooper
(Dagim hugs his sponsor dad, Paul, and the smile says it all!)
When I met Dagim and his cousin in November (see photo below), Dagim could hardly summon a smile for me. It took some coaxing to get him to smile and giggle just a little. :)