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ATHENS, AL (WAFF) -
An Athens family is finally complete after years offighting to adopt a boy from Uganda. The Fitts family has a new addition.
You could feel the love, excitement, and anticipationbuilding as family and friends waited for Cheryl and Paul to get off the plane.It's been a long road for them to get Paul to the States. Now, their family offour is a family of five.
It was nothing but sounds of happiness as Cheryl Fittsarrived in Huntsville holding the hand of her new son Paul Saturday afternoon.
"Today has been an emotional day," said Cheryl. "I haven't seen my girlsin 13 weeks, so to come home with their brother is, I can't even put it intowords. It's wonderful."
After visiting Paul in his native country, Uganda formore than two months, he now has a new place to call home, and a new family.The long journey began when Paul was left on the side of the road when he wasaround three years old. He was later put into an orphanage. It was around thatsame time the Fitts decided they wanted to adopt. After deciding to do itinternationally, and choosing Uganda as the country, the long process began.
Now that Paul is in the States, Cheryl said now it's thetime to bond. "We are going to spend lots of time at home with just Scott andthe girls, and Paul and I getting to know each other and learning how to workas a family unit of 5."
The Fitts said that Paul has picked up a few phrases inEnglish. They plan to home school him for at least a year so they can teach himmore.
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