Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Ay, Caramba! Those Kids Eat a Lot of Fajitas!

Adoptive parents gather to share experiences
PLAINFIELD, Ind. — It’s not every day you can walk into a Mexican restaurant in Central Indiana and see 20 Chinese children. That must mean it's Friday.

For just over a year, several local families have gathered at El Jaripeo in Plainfield every Friday night to visit and share like experiences of adoption.

The tradition began when Sandy and Michael Allen of Plainfield started having family time at the restaurant each week. They have six children, four of which they have adopted from China, Sandy Allen explained.

Sandy’s sisters have also adopted children from China and their families soon joined in on the Friday night outings.

The group was already large with several cousins coming together to visit when the Allens started extending the invitation to other friends who had adopted children from China or who were just interested in the process.


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