Friday, May 27, 2016

I Love You More Than I Care If You "Like" Me

Apparently this mom has been eaves dropping in on my house – my kids have heard this exact same speech from the beginning of time. I love them more than to care if they ‘like’ me. This is great.

See video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4OKjNB7KMo&feature=youtu.be

Sunday, May 22, 2016

News from Georgia: Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown Visits Tbilisi, Georgia!

Source: http://www.cnn.com

By Anthony Bourdain

Georgia's 'hangover soup' (CNN)I was late to Georgia.

My flight was stuck in Istanbul and we’d had only a small window to shoot in the off season resort city of Batumi, so a last minute substitute was called in.

Like John Shaft, he’s a complicated man.

Like Wolf Blitzer, he’s got the credentials and experience to tackle any subject.

Like Bambi, a struggling medical student, he WILL pole dance if no other employment options exist.

Read more.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Donations Needed for Armenian Children!

Health. In Armenia, the need is more than ever before.  Orphanages and other care facilities have asked for goods that we are sure can be obtained in large quantities from various vendors or non-profit clearinghouses that look to donate to charities, supporting impoverished children.  Urgently needed items include, diapers and other baby supplies; over the counter medications, new clothes/shoes/sneakers, athletic supplies, soap, food, and toys/games.

If they can be located and secured, the shipping point A to B can be organized at no expense to the donor, so don’t let that hold you back from making any offers or asking for any donations.  Can you or do you know of anyone that can be asked for support with these donations?  Donations would qualify for a tax deductible letter from the Society Orphan Armenian Relief, a registered 501c3 organization and friend to Hopscotch Adoption, Inc.

Contact us at robin@hopscotchadoptions.org and george.yacoubian@gmail.com

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Nappies For Nork 2016 - Your Change to Make a "Change" in Armenia!

Source: http://martiniadoptionroad.blogspot.com

Nappies For Nork 2016


Last year, through the great generosity of many donors, we raised $12,000 for SOAR to purchase diapers for Nork orphanage in Yerevan.  For eleven months, thousands of diapers were delivered to the children living there, but the funds will run out after the final delivery this month.

Therefore, please join us in Nappies For Nork 2016, a collaboration of SOAR, Hopscotch Adoptions, and adoptive mom Viviane Martini whose son lived at Nork from early 2009 until summer 2011.

Learn more.

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Friday, May 13, 2016

Making Hippotherapy Accessible in Armenia

Source: http://hetq.am

By Katherine Berjikian



Its spring in Armenia, and the children at Kharberd Orphanage, just outside Yerevan, are excited because they can play with their old friend Dr. Sabba.

Dr. Sabba is an Armenian from the diaspora. He was born and raised in Lebanon, and came to Armenia five years ago. He’s a therapist at the orphanage and unfortunately can only work when it’s warm outside. The winter months are too cold to perform his specific kind of therapy. However, when he can work, the children get excited.

By the way, Dr. Sabba is a horse.

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Bulgarian Adoptive Family Reunion T-shirts On Sale Now!!

All proceeds benefit the underwriting of the Bulgarian Adoptive Family Reunion.

Click here to order.

Shared Histories and Testimonies from Survivors of The Holocaust and Genocide

Source: http://sfi.usc.edu

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The USC Shoah Foundation was founded by Steven Spielberg after the completion of the movie, Schindler’s List.  The organization’s initial focus was to gather video testimony from Holocaust survivors. Hopscotch’s co-founder and board member, Brenda Smith,  was a part of the launch, interviewed approximately 100 survivors over a few years.  Brenda shared. “ it was one of the most amazing experiences of my life”.  The organization has since expanded the focus to include testimonies from survivors of genocide from across the globe, including Rwanda, Guatemala, Armenia, etc.  The link is to a piece about an Armenian man, survivor of the Armenian genocide. I’m so glad all of these testimonies and histories are being curated for our future generations.

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