In the world of adoption from Ethiopia, there are a few agencies that most consider top notch. At the head of the list you can usually find AAI--Adoption Advocates International. Merrily Ripley is the director, and has adopted many, many children herself. So here lies the mystery...
Why would she and her husband feel that the dolls they've collected are OK? Go here (update: the site has since been taken down!) to see her Golliwog dolls for sale. Don't know the history behind the Golliwog? Click here to read an accurate history of this gruesome doll (Thanks, Jayme). This is the doll that is supposed to help my kids feel good about themselves?
Merrily! What are you thinking????