“Before we considered adopting, we admittedly had all sorts of stereotypes about adoptees, about orphans, and about people infected with HIV. Without even thinking, we believed that adopting an older child, adopting trans-racially, and adopting a child with special medical needs was beyond our capabilities. All of this changed when we visited Ithemba Lethu. After meeting the children there and seeing the incredible love and care the staff provided, all our stereotypes and fears were completely obliterated. God spoke to our hearts in a powerful way. We adopted an incredible 5 year old boy, Duzi, on July 1, 2010. I cannot begin to describe the blessing he is in our family. He is adorable, inquisitive, and really likes to wrestle with his 8 year old brother. He loves playing soccer, jumping on the trampoline, and reading books. We have bonded powerfully with Duzi and I simply cannot imagine our family without him. There are challenges, to be sure. But, the joy we experience in our relationship with him trumps any challenge. We believe, with our whole hearts, that God is big enough to help us care for Duzi, help us heal his wounds, and pave the way for a remarkable and astonishing future.