Georgia families: Persevering in international adoption

Creating a family can be one of the most joyful experiences in life. Unfortunately, not every adult can have a family and not every child gets to have a forever home. The process of adoption allows Georgia couples to bring children without homes into their family. One family is finally enjoying their new life after bringing two children home from another country.

The husband and wife had gone to the homeland of their future children, ready to bring them back to the United States. The couple had already had their adoption approved. After waiting for about two months, however, they still had not received an exit letter. The government forced the couple to leave the country without the children, but they spent nine months fighting to bring their children home.

The children made it at last and got to meet the rest of their family, and the next step is to establish a routine as the two kids adjust to their new life. This is merely one adoption that was complicated by the government of this country, the Democratic Republic of Congo. There are still many families that await the last piece to fall into place so that their family can be complete. This couple is doing their best to assist other families stuck in this process because they want them to experience the joy of children coming home.

International adoption can be difficult, especially when governments decide to alter the process. However, as this couple has discovered, the joy felt when those children become a part of one’s family is incomparable. Georgia families who are interested in adopting a child should research the different options available and gain a good understanding of the process and potential pitfalls. Learning from those who have gone through the process and professionals can ease the stress and help them focus on the results.

Source: TWC News, "Gastonia Family Bring Children Home after Congolese Adoption Crisis", Caroline Vandergriff, June 6, 2014

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