- Tony Gitonga and his then-fiancé adopted a desperate girl two and a half years ago
- He and his wife then took in the girl who was at that time only in Form Two
- Gitonga is now overjoyed as his adopted daughter joins university
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A man has taken to Twitter to celebrate his adopted girl as she joins university.
The excited man shared his story on Twitter explaining how he and his wife took in a desperate girl two and half years ago.
According to Gitonga, the young girl was abandoned at four years and stayed at a children's home.
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"Abandoned by parents at 4, she had made it that far at a children's home. Her childhood was traumatic beyond words," he said.
The man went on to recall how the young girl was one of the bridesmaids during their wedding.
"The day our son was born, she couldn't concentrate in school. Today, the bond between her and her brother is the strongest I've seen, even amongst blood siblings," he added.
Not legally adopted
Gitonga, however, clarified that he has not legally adopted the girl. Instead, he said that he and his wife requested the children's office to allow them to provide a family, shelter and education for her.
She was only 16 years old at the time.
"Her ID comes out this week. That doesn't change the fact that she's now family and will get the support necessary to achieve her dreams," he said.
Couple who struggled to conceive grateful for little Talisa
In a related family story, a couple who struggled to conceive, are grateful for little Talisa.
Talisa’s adoption journey started seven years ago when she was only one. This was when Gikang'ah and her husband decided to adopt a child.
After informing both sides of the family about the decision, Gikang'ah and her husband approached an adoption agency. They filled up the forms to start the process, which included a certificate of good conduct, bank statements, proof of physical location, and a marriage certificate.
“First time we laid our eyes on her, my husband and I instantly knew she was the one, she actually had a mark that made her stand out for us. A swelling on her forehead that the doctors called a hemangioma. I felt the same way I felt when I first looked into my older daughter’s eyes when she was born. It was special.” Gikang'ah happily recalled.
Source: Briefly News