On September 1, 2022 our family legally grew! We finalized adoption of our son Olakunle in Nigeria. We spend 2 months living together as a family in Nigeria and made many memories. We had to leave Nigeria on October 13, 2022 to return to the United States to file Olakunle's immigration paperwork. Leaving him in Nigeria was the most painful thing our family has ever experienced. We were fortunate that his orphanage is filled with absolute angels, and we were able to have video calls with him every week. We waited several long months, wishing, praying and hoping for good news. On Monday March 27, 2023 we got the good news that his immigration file was approved! It is time for us to travel back to Nigeria and bring Olakunle home. We appreciate all of the love and support we have received from our family and friends. If you are able to and would like to help us with travel costs as well as some items for his orphanage, please consider donating. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts - Stephen, Kayleigh, Rhett & Olakunle
On September 1, 2022 our family officially grew as we legalized adoption of Olakunle in Lagos Nigeria. This was such a special day for our family. We spent 2 months living in Nigeria together and our family bonded and made many memories. The worst day of our lives was October 13, 2022. This is the day we had to return to the United States to file Immigration paperwork for Olakunle so he could come home. We left Africa with half of our hearts on the other side of the world. We were so fortunate that Ola has so many angels taking care of him and we get to video call him every week. We received the best news on Monday March 27th, 2023 - our little boy's immigration paperwork has been approved and we will travel as soon as we have a date for his Visa appointment at the US Consulate in Lagos, Nigeria! Our family is asking for some help with travel expenses this time around, if you are able. We appreciate all of the love and support we have had throughout this long journey and we cannot wait to have Olakunle home with us!