The happy parents in the photo are Luis and Rosa from Spain. Last month they arrived at Angel House to meet their newly adopted son, four year old John. This sweet little boy had been staying with us in Angel House for two years, waiting to finally have his dream come true of having his own family.
The adoption process for overseas parents is a long one and Luis and Rosa had been waiting for more than five years before they were successfully matched with John. They first had to prove to the Spanish authorities that they were capable of raising an adopted child, attending many seminars and completing a lot of required paperwork. This took two years and only then could they proceed with their application to the Inter Country Adoption Board (ICAB) in Manila. They were then placed on the long waiting list to be matched with an available child, so they definitely needed to have a lot of patience!
All that waiting was rewarded when they first met John at Angel House; he ran straight into their arms and gave them both a big hug. It was a very emotional moment for everyone to see this passionate embrace that was the creation of a new family. For the next three days John had a big smile on his face and was always calling for his mama and papa, he was so happy to have his new parents.
As Luis explained, it was as if a big weight had been lifted from his shoulders after the many years of waiting for this special moment to arrive. Now, the parents could enjoy being with their son and look forward to being a family. For John, not only does he have new parents, but also grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins and a whole new culture to experience in Spain.
Angel House has completed 12 adoptions over the last four years and re-united more than 20 children with their families after living in Angel House. All this is made possible through your kind donations that enable us to provide the highest quality care for these vulnerable little children and find them a family that will love them. We value your partnership in giving these children hope of a brighter future.