5 / Ethiopia
daughter of Lyvonne and Nick Lees, Michigan
"We brought Denkenesh and her bio brother Yoel home last November. A week later it snowed and it stayed VERY cold until April. They truly believed that America would never be warm! When it
finally got hot, last June, we got out the sprinkler. Denko was running through the spray and had this amazing, wonderful squeal of laughter. I think this picture shows the delight she takes in life, every day."