After 2 1/2 years of endless paperwork, emails and phone calls, our sweet son, Jonathan, was sworn in as a US citizen today! We are so proud of him. We drove him down to US Citizenship and Immigration in LA, where he raised his right hand to the square and swore an oath of commitment and loyalty to the United States of America. We adopted Jonathan from an orphanage 14 years ago, from Ecuador. He is such a wonderful part of our family and we feel humbled and grateful to be a part of his life.
It all brought back so many feelings and memories of when my parents and I went through the same process about 22 years ago. Giving up our South African citizenship was a bitter sweet feeling, but we were filled with such intense pride and gratitude to become citizens of this great country. I am SO grateful to have been able to raise my children in this beautiful land. Thank you, America!