Today was the official day that we gave the care of Thomas and Walter into the hands of their new parents, Freek and Neele. We have been a bit quiet about the two boys, because the adoption process took longer than we had expected. The new parents have been in Uganda for 3 months and the last month, the brothers were with them. The bonding process went very well, if you see the happy faces on the picture, it is a reflection of how it is in real!!
Maybe for some of you it is a new story, but the two brothers came into Amecet in October 2014, I have written several blogs about them. Walter was very sick of malaria, but he picked up after treatment, but we have had real problems with the little Thomas. He was a baby of 6 weeks, weighing only 1.8 kg! It is a miracle that he is alive today, it is a real miracle boy, but when you see him now, so chubby and cute, you would almost put him on a diet! we have tried to trace his mother and other relatives, but without success, and because they are brothers, we wanted to keep them together, it is the only blood relative they have. We were so happy to hear that there was a family in Belgium, who was willing to adopt the two brothers. Yesterday the High Court in Soroti gave a positive ruling towards the adoption. Tomorrow they travel to Kampala for the passport and the visa for Belgium. We hope that they make it to Belgium before Thomas' first birthday on August 30!
As Amecet, we are so excited for the two boys, and also for the parents, we pray God's blessing upon them and His wisdom and guidance in the coming years!
Old blogs about Thomas and Walter: October 3 and 17, November 4, 11, 18, December 3, all in 2014
Then in 2015: May 15 and 20, June 18,