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UPDATED: As many of you know today, November, 24/18, marks 116 days of Clark and Kim Moran trying to bring their legally and ethically adopted son Ayo home to Canada. Kim in Africa the entire duration, Clark, as I write this, on his way back to Ghana due to a medical emergency with Kim, forcing them to trade places. 


Alongside their passion to serve and lead others, came their passion to grow their family thru adoption. After a 3 - year process of home studies and mounds of paperwork, they finally received a call from their agency saying, "we have a boy, no one has claimed him, will you?" Without hesitation they said, "YES!"
Since meeting their son in early August, they have been working on their attachment while doing everything they can to bring him home. The Canadian Government has eight Canadian Embassies in Africa, one of which is in Ghana. After the adoption was finalized in Nigeria, the family flew to Ghana,  to receive the final documents needed to allow Ayo being brought into Canada. Awaiting this last step, and led to believe it was days away from being issued, prior commitments forced Clark to return home alone for work, leaving Kim and Ayo behind. It was thought that his wife and son would be right behind him, but that was not the case.
After weeks of waiting and being denied information from the Canadian Governement about the delay, the unnecessary stress has caused Kim  serious complications in her physical condition due to her MS. This has initiated Clark flying back to Ghana once again in order to trade places with Kim so that she can return home for nessesary treatment.


WHO AM I? —
I have the privilege of calling the Moran’s friends. I live in Langley, BC.
The funds will be used to cover expenses caused by their delayed stay, medical provision in Africa for both Kim and Ayo and travel. The money will be e-transfered in its entirety to them.


I want to be clear on one thing - Clark and Kim have in no way requested for this to be done.  I have asked their permission and it has been given with reluctance - they are humbled and overwhelmed by the idea of it.
I compared it to being no different than us paying for a strangers coffee behind us in a drive thru. Okay, maybe a little different but the concept is the same...kindness and generosity are a choice. We don’t extend them to others because we have to, we offer both because we choose to.
Thank you for joining TeamMoran! ❤️✌

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Update from Kim...
“Hey friends! ✌
I’ve been taking time to heal and resettle back into life in Canada since I arrived home from Africa 11 days ago.

I continued the care and treatment course that I started in Ghana and my medical team here in Canada is really happy with the progress I’m making.

My facial palsy (the whole right side of my face was paralyzed) is almost completely back to normal and while my hands and feet are still numb, I’ve regained a significant amount of strength and mobility.

We have some big decisions to make about treatment, but we’ll take our time to make those decisions together as a family when life doesn’t feel so crazy.

For now, I’m missing my guys fiercely, but trying to take care of myself so I can be my best.

I have been completely overwhelmed by the outpouring of love on my family. I’m lost for words to know how to say thank you for your support during my hardest days. And, thank you for continuing to fight for my family when I was too weak to do it myself. Our community is amazing.

Today I finally feel like I’m going to be okay. I’m going to be okay.”
#ayosarmy
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The other day a friend of mine donated $60 from the proceeds of some calendars she creates and sells. She said she didn’t feel like it was much, but wanted them to have it. When I shared this story with Kim and Clark, Clark said...”Absolutely amazing ... that is a lot - that pays for me to do at least 4 fun things with Ayo while I’m here.” Most of us have looked after a two year old, trying to keep them busy for a full day. Imagine doing that in a different country. EVERY amount no matter how big or small is making such a difference for the Moran’s in many ways. Our government is failing them, but we, their newly adopted family, are not. #bringinghomeayo #ayosarmy
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A Y O ‘ S A R M Y (update from Clark)
“There’s just something special about knowing you’re not alone. Many have reached out to me asking how I’m doing with that. Truth is ... my little buddy has my back.
He’s seen me at my lowest and patted me on the back. He’s whispered “Dada, I love you!” and my frustration with it all in that moment disappears.
We aren’t alone!
We don’t feel alone!
We’re covered and carried by community. Fitted and fastened together like family.
When the Romans would armour themselves their backs were left open if not bare. The reasoning was simple. In facing what you’re against one assumes those behind them are to be seen as allies!
So go forward in confidence. Your back has been covered.”
#bringinghomeayo #ayosarmy

Thank you everyone for gathering around this beautiful family. They truly feel ALL the love and support being given to them from people all over the world. ❤️✌
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Clark is now back in Ghana with Ayo and Kim is on her way back to Canada. Not the outcome we’ve been praying for so while we wait, we will continue to love on Clark, Kim and Ayo. They are tired, feeling defeated and heartbroken over being separated again. Thank you for all you are doing to help this precious family. ❤️✌ #bringinghomeayo
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