Feb 19

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I just got back from Ghana a few days ago. It was an amazing trip! I went with one of my best friends, who is adopting Zion’s siblings. We had a great time traveling together. When we arrived in Ghana, we went straight to the orphanage where Zion is staying. Meeting him was incredible. He was so much smaller than I imagined him, and he had the biggest, sweetest eyes. At first he seemed really shy, but started to warm up after a few minutes of holding him and talking to him.

All the kids at the orphanage were running up to us and wanting to play, so we colored with them, drew pictures of scenes from America, and played duck duck goose. We were able to pass out the care packages from some of the adopting families as well as items that were donated to the orphanage. They were so blessed! There is a HUGE need for items, and they really appreciate what was sent over!

After that, we went back to the hotel with our kids, and spent the next 3 days getting to know them. His siblings Freedom and Ezekiel are amazing as well. All three of them were very mannerly, and just super fun to be with. They have great senses of humor, and knew how to make each other laugh. They called us Mama, and seemed to be able to attach to us well. We spent the next 3 days playing ball, coloring, doing somersaults, laughing, and just having fun. The kids took a bath for the first time and that was a big hit. We ate meals together, and brought lots of fun snacks from America for them.

By the time we left on Monday, we were so sad! It was really hard to leave them, and the worst part was hearing them crying as we drove away in the taxi. I’m so glad we had the chance to be with them and bond with them, and the orphanage is doing a great job of loving on them in the interim until we can go back for them. The kids know that we are coming back, and have a good understanding of everything that is happening.

The next step in the process is to file documents with the U.S. government for them to process the kids coming home. We are very much in need of funds at this particular moment in order to keep the adoption processing along quickly. We need to raise $870 immediately for the next leg of the journey.

Thanks to all of you who have been praying for us, and encouraging us! We so appreciate it!!!! More updates to follow soon….

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