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Loving family adopts Ugandan orphan girl. But what she reveals when she learns English—horrifying-teaser
Jessica Davis and her husband Adam had a loving family in Ohio with four children---but they had such a will to create love and healing in the world that they wanted to open their home to more. They decided that adoption would be one way to do this, to make a difference for even just one child living in a world "inundated with loss, hardship, and a vast array of obstacles" could bring some "goodness, peace, or healing to [the] world," Jessica wrote. The Davises did not make the decision lightly; they knew it would be a lot of work to support another child not just financially but emotionally, but they wanted to do this. They had done their research on adoption, domestically and internationally. They remembered reading Uganda was one of the highest need countries, with almost 3 million orphans. So they opened their hearts and home to a little orphaned girl from Uganda named Namata, whom they nicknamed Mata. It was a long and difficult process to ensure an above-board and ethical adoption. That meant stacks of paperwork, nearly $65,000 of expenses in total, and a year of formalities before they were able to meet their child. Nothing about it was easy, and it was a long and arduous ordeal just to bring the 6-year-old home.