Corinne and her siblings arrived at our guesthouse on a lovely summer afternoon in 2009, escorted by two amazing Gladney staff. We will never forget the day we finally got to hold her. Corinne, being the oldest, carried such responsibility for such a small, but fierce five-year-old. Her determination and courage are still apparent as she makes plans for her future to love and serve others.
From the Graduate
I came to Gladney from a local orphanage. Without Gladney, I would never have met my family. Being adopted changed my perspective about life. I feel lucky because I have the ability to step back and see the world in a different way. By being adopted. I was given a second chance. Yes, being adopted has had its challenges, but I also know where I started. Adoption gives me the desire to do something bigger than myself with my future and a dream I wake up to every morning.
After high school, Corinne plans to attend college and become a registered nurse. As a nurse, she hopes to go back to Ethiopia and help others who may not be as fortunate. Corinne wants to take advantage of all that she has been given to love and serve others.
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