KEN & LEANNA DEATON

Adoption – Africa

We began our adoption journey in Fall 2010. Our community pastor visited Ethiopia earlier that year, and after seeing pictures and all the beautiful faces…we were smitten. We submitted our application and began the process. International adoption is extremely costly, and we were prepared to tap into our retirement to pay for it. God showed us that we needed to allow friends and family to be a part of the process, and Love Has Come provided an avenue for their participation through the Forever Family Fund. In September 2012 we received the first pictures of our son, and we held him in our arms for the first time in December 2012. After 2+ years in the process, we finally brought him home March 9, 2013.