Transforming Nebiyu…

A snapshot of Nebiyu’s journey off of the streets and back with his mom…

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There was a harpist… Lasting Hope Gala Update

FYI – Nothing I’m a part of should be impressive enough to have a harpist serenade its guests!

Branching Out – Britainy Sholl Becomes U.S. Director

TFC is branching out, and I’m the new branch. As Joe Bridges and his family prepare to move back to Ethiopia at the end of the year, I will transition into the role of U.S. Director of The Forsaken Children…

Unsung Heroes: Ababech

The American culture has its strengths in perspective, but it is natural for us to negate a person because of his or her status or position…

My New Reality

Liz, Misty, and Anna are serving with our amazing Ethiopian team in Addis Ababa this summer. A key part of their work will be to provide training on basic counseling techniques to the men and women who work directly with the street children. The team will be blogging about their experiences, allowing us to get a taste […]

Family Reintegration



Watch Alemayu's Reunion With His Mother, a beautiful success story unfolded for you in the video above:

Alemayu, an 11-year-old boy, was taken from his home in rural Ethiopia when he was 7-years-old to work in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s Capital. Seen here is the moment he sees his mother for the first time after being gone for 4 years. Thanks to The Forsaken Children and especially their ground efforts in Ethiopia, Alemayu is now living with his family again.

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