DENVER – It’s been a long three years, but now Jennifer and James Grover finally have their boys home.
According to TODAY.com, their adoption journey started in 2012. They were going to adopt Josepgh, now 14, and Bronson, now 7, from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Shortly after their filed their papers, they just had to wait on the boys’ U.S. visas to process to bring them home.
But shortly after, Congolese officials suspended exit letters, so children could not be adopted by families in other countries.
“We had done everything — the lengthy court process, were financially responsible for them and had even been over to meet them. They were ours in every way,” Jennifer, 43, told TODAY.com. “I can’t describe the pain I was feeling during that period of limbo.”
Finally, last month they got a letter that 119 children would be granted exit letters. Both boys were on the list.
Another parent captured their heartwarming reunion on camera at the Salt Lake City Airport.
“Until I was holding them, I didn’t believe it,” Jennifer Grover said. “We’ve already been through the adoption process three times before, but this one sent us on an emotional roller coaster.”