Patient—that was what Jennifer Murrow Grover and her husband, James, had to be as they waited for one last procedure that would finally unite them with their two sons.
They had waited three years for the United States to approve the boys’ visas. Because it took so long, the Democratic Republic of the Congo—where the boys are from—suspended the adoption, further delaying the process.
But the wait is finally over.
In this heartwarming video, the Grovers embrace 7-year-old Bronson and 14-year-old Joseph. The couple and their two new adopted boys, were overwhelmed with joy, as tears began flowing from everyone’s eyes.
“In 2012 (yes, you read that correctly…2012), we started the adoption process to bring home our two precious sons from the Democratic Republic of Congo. March 1, 2016 11:45 p.m.…,” Jennifer wrote on her Facebook page earlier this month.
Jennifer has three biological children of her own, but she had always wanted a large family. Because she suffered through five miscarriages in the past, she had to find another way to fulfil that dream.
Once she and her husband spoke about adoption, everything changed.
The Grovers already had three internationally adopted children: Michael, 11; Lauren, 14; and Jacob, 10. With six kids, they still yearned for more.
Having grown up in the military, Jennifer developed a love for other cultures; she wanted to bring that same diversity into her family. That’s how they ended up adopting Bronson and Joseph.
“When I saw Bronson’s picture, I knew instantly that he was ours.”
— Ebony Calhoun (@ebonykisses94) March 16, 2016
“One thing that is very common with adoption in general, but specifically an international adoption, is you need to expect the unexpected. We have not had an adoption yet where there has not been something unexpected take place,” Jennifer said.
In the 26-minute long documentary below—”The West Sands Adoptions”—the Grover’s shared their adoption stories to “help others who have been, or would like to be, blessed by adoption,” Jennifer wrote on her Facebook page.
We were recently asked to share our adoption stories to help others who have been, or would like to be, blessed by adoption. Here is the documentary that was created. Let me know if you want the long version…. 😉 (Oh…and hit HD on the video or it will be blurry.)
Posted by Jennifer Murrow Grover on Tuesday, November 17, 2015
With three biological children and five adopted children, how’s that for a large family?