[October 06, 2012]
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Thursday night the Michael
Gowin family grew by one member, but not in the conventional way
that most of us are familiar with.
The family brought home a third child adopted from Ethiopia. This is
the second adoption process the family has gone through, offering
love and a good, stable environment to children who have to this
point lived in a country where their lives are constantly at risk.
In 2010 the Gowins adopted two children from Ethiopia. At that time,
Suzanne Gowin said that she had been fortunate to have brought three
beautiful children into the world, but she wanted to offer something
to those children who are not blessed with a safe and loving home.
She said then: "Most of my life I have felt drawn toward Africa and
to adoption. After being blessed with three biological children, I
still felt that calling to adopt," adding that husband Michael
felt the same. "We both came to the conclusion that we were supposed
to go forward with adoption from Ethiopia."
When the newest addition to the family was ready to travel to the
U.S., Michael, Suzanne and their son Liam went to Ethiopia to bring
home their new son and bother; Kieran.
Pictures by Brian Bolton
The whole family is reunited. The Gowin
children are Erin, Maura, Aiden, Eva, Liam and Kieran.
Kieran is pictured center in the red Lincoln Railers Sweatshirt