Friday, November 18, 2011

Job, Angela & Godwin Vander Weide (Three less orphans)!!!!!

Our friends the Vander Weide’s are moving right along in their adoption process of Job, Angela & Godwin from the Beacon House Orphanage in Ghana! I first blogged about this beautiful family stepping up to adopt here! Well, just last week they got to fly to Ghana to file their I-600 form which is the last approval they will need before they can bring their kids home. Getting this approval can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. Once they have the approval the next step is to get the kids their visas, and then they will get to come home to West Des Moines, Iowa! I just had to post these awesome pictures of the time the Vander Weide’s got to spend bonding with their kids in Ghana last week. How I LOVE that Job, Angela, and Godwin are soon going to get a brand new life with a loving and caring FAMILY!!!!!!!!


Looking at videos from JD, Emma & Grace (the Vander Weide's kids back at home)....


Doug teaching Job how to shoot....


At the Beacon House they raise grass cutters (a type of animal that they eat in Ghana for a protein source). Angela doesn’t like them! As they were looking at them she said,“Mommy, protect me!”


Dawn and Godwin snuggling after his nap....


Dawn and Godwin....


The Vander Weide's took a night and had dinner with the Kingdom Hoops Ghana basketball team in Accra....



Grocery store in Osu....


Doug and Godwin eating cashews....


Dawn snuggling with Angela after her nap....


Job Vander Weide....


Angela Vander Weide....



Godwin Vander Weide....



Doug and Dawn got to celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary on their trip! They had a great dinner with Nana and Esi which included cow intestine soup!



I also wanted to include this little letter that Job had written to Doug and Dawn a few weeks before this trip. This boy is SO SPECIAL!!!!!!!



He also drew them this picture....so many of the young kids in Ghana have such artistic talent!!!!!!




Doug and Dawn actually saw that picture come to life on their trip when they got this close to some baboons!!!!


Loving on Godwin....


Dawn says Godwin loves to be held....


Yep, this pretty much says it all!


LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this family!!!!!

2 comments:

Lori said...

Beautiful! Can't wait to meet them all. Be sure to let me know when the kids come home!

Sincerely, Jenni said...

Praise God! I have been wondering how this family was doing since you first posted their story this summer. I'm so happy to hear an update about them!