In 1997 foreign correspondent Neely Tucker and his wife, Vita, arrived
in Zimbabwe. After witnessing the devastating consequences of AIDS and
economic disaster on the country’s children, the couple started
volunteering at an orphanage where a critically ill infant, abandoned in
a field on the day she was born, was trusted to their care. Within
weeks, Chipo, the baby girl whose name means “gift,” would come to mean
everything to them.
Their decision to adopt her, however, would
challenge an unspoken social norm: that foreigners should never adopt
Zimbabwean children. Against a background of war, terrorism, disease,
and unbearable uncertainty about the future, Chipo’s true story emerges
as an inspiring testament to the miracles that love—and dogged
determination—can sometimes achieve. Download and start listening now!