We actually weren't "In a glass case of emotion," but you can imagine the range of feelings associated with hearing this news. On the one hand, we were exuberant; The other, completely nervous and uncertain of the coming days and years.
Here's what's interesting about how we received the news; The Embassy called Kristen to give her the news. In most cases, an adopting family will receive an email notice stating the date and time their adopted child's visa will be printed. Apparently, it is unusual to receive a call. Here's Jason's theory as to why. Kristen consistently and tactfully--often after Jason's editing--communicated her desire to bring Ransford and Godfred home. The Embassy staff working our case knew Kristen Pon's case so well that they called to get her off their backs! It's doubtful that's true, but it makes for a good story. There's nothing like a mother's persistence.
After we are sure Ransford and Godfred's visas are printed, Kristen will fly to Ghana to pick them up. After a two-day stay in Ghana, Kristen and the boys will return to the United States. Jason, Nate, and CJ will welcome our new family members home. Exuberant. Nervous. Yup!
We'll have more news to follow. There's a lot to do between now and when we upgrade from a family of four to six. Thanks to all of you who have supported us through prayer, donations, and encouragement. We will always remember you. Keep checking back for updates.
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