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C\ liMk m* ) Two-year-old Ryan helps their large kitchen. FAR SILO-BEST Superior Silage Inoculant For Positive Fermentation Control! • Liquid or Dry Application • Can Be Used On Forages, High Moisture Grains And Corn & Cob Meal. Bolivian child becomes part of r .i k ■* his mother make fresh bread in M BU REAU NEW FROM FARM BUREAU... 0 5 10 15 20 Days Post Ensiling . * V ' ENSILED WITH AND WITHOUT SILO-BEST Control Haiveslefl & ensiled Sept 2B &29 \ \ Ensiling Temperatures Control silo »f) 71 6 tons Silo Best silo <rt 71 0 tons <lO k 50 concrete stave silosi • Control □ SILO-BEST BY SUZANNE KEENE MT. JOY In September Marlene Hess will be giving birth for the first time, but she will not be a first-time mother. Marlene and her husband, Andy, adopted their first child - a bright-eyed, black-haired little boy. "We always talked about adopting, even before we were married,” Marlene explained. In 1980, just one year after they were married, the Hesses took a two and one-half year assignment in Bolivia with the Mennonite Central Committee. Marlene, an R.N., operated a clinic in a rural village outside of Santa Cruz while Andy worked in agriculture, demonstrating appropriate alternate technology and working on a demonstration plot. During their stay in Bolivia the Hesses learned of a young, un married mother who might be willing to give up her child for adoption and they decided to pursue the opportunity. But after initially investigating the possibility, the Hesses, lost •contact with the child’s mother. Marlene said they just assumed that it was the mother’s way of saying she didn’t want to go through with it. But ten days after the woman gave birth, the Hesses got a phone call saying that she was willing to go ahead with the adoption. “I think it really was hard for her,” Marlene said. “She had so many factors against her.” Ryan’s mother was unmarried, young and in a very poor economic situation, she said. Marlene said they do not know anything about his father except that he was married and had another family. Extramarital affairs for men is a part of the culture, Marlene ex- Ryan takes time out from helping to sample the uncooked dough. plained. It is their way of proving their machismo, but it often has unfortunate results for the un married woman. The Hesses got custody of Ryan six months before they left Bolivia, but it wasn’t until they returned to the United States that they for mally adopted him. Bolivian adoption laws are very strict, Marlene said. To adopt a child in Bolivia a couple must be S r M G • Modi To. Bod) Anc' Lancaster Farming, Saturday, April 7,1984—813 DAIRY VITAMIN MINERAL PAK ★ Guaranteed Analysis ★ For Lactating And Dry Cows & Heifers VITAMIN A 480,000 Units Per lb. VITAMIN D VITAMIN E SELENIUM married for at least five years, be over 30 and promise never to have any other children. “It’s their way to try to protect their children,” Marlene ex plained. Their lawyer suggested that instead of fighting the Bolivian law they just obtain custody and permission to leave the country with the child and then go through (Turn to Page B 15) 480,000 Units Per lb. 1,520 Units Per lb. 9 Mg. Per lb.