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So, we first got married Christmas Day, 1993 in Ghana.
I was in my final year of med school at that time.
By God’s grace, come 1995, we’re expecting.
We were so excited we realized it was a son.
It was going to be a boy.
So, we were really excited.
March 9, 1996 we had our first boy and that was Amos Jr.
When I finished residency, by God’s Grace,
we got a job here in Oklahoma City with the Mary Mahoney Memorial Health Center.
That’s where I got a job.
We’ve always had a heart for adoption and I believe my passion is to see that children
reach their maximum potential despite their challenges
be it physical, mental, emotional--whatever challenges children have.
When we moved to Oklahoma City, we still had this heart to help kids
and we got interested in foster care.
So, we went for the classes and all that and got approved to be a foster home.
We had been to some adoption classes prior during the time of foster care because
we knew sometimes you could foster a kid and adopt eventually.
Shaji Poulu, he was our adoption caseworker and he was really a nice guy.
He mailed to us regularly the list of kids up for adoption.
I got a call in March or February from Shaji that we had been approved to adopt and
we were like, “Yes!” Right from the get go when we met them at that
McDonald’s there was that connection and I was happy for them.
And I was happy myself.
We also told Amos about it, you know, you’re going to get a brother and sister.
They’re going to come first to stay with us for a while
just like we did the foster care and see if we are both compatible.
I think that right from the get go I loved them.
I did and Amos did too.
We did, right from the go but like anything else,
it grows better and better and deeper and deeper as the days go by.
Micah and Trinity, you know, it’s so amazing to see these kids
blooming and unfolding and seeing the different attributes.
We are from different parts, you know, of the world
but God brings us together and we all connect.
If you ask our church members, our friends, family--
when you see us with the kids unless someone tells you,
you would think that we had been together right from the beginning.
This just must be the work of God.
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