During the Iran-Iraq War, the Ayatollah Khomeini imported 500,000 small plastic keys from Taiwan. The trinkets were meant to be inspirational. After Iraq invaded in September 1980, it had quickly become clear that Iran's forces were no match for Saddam Hussein's professional, well-armed military. To compensate for their disadvantage, Khomeini sent Iranian children, some as young as twelve years old, to the front lines. There, they marched in formation across minefields toward the enemy, clearing a path with their bodies. Before every mission, one of the Taiwanese keys would be hung around each child's neck. It was supposed to open the gates to paradise for them.Us:
As you explore the choices (to adopt children) before you, let us (the American adoption agency linked above) be part of that journey. Our adoption consultants, many who have adopted themselves, know some of your personal concerns. Please think of our agency as a resource... a place where you may very well begin to walk the path that will make that dream a reality. Infants and toddlers are waiting for you. Their lives will be forever changed through adoption by loving and caring couples. These wonderful little children live in orphanages in Russia, China, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Guatemala. They wait too!Does it bother you to read this?