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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Ghanaian Boy Reunites with his Parents in America 13 years after They Won Visa Lottery


Kofi Oduro Nsenkyire and his mother Salomey Sarbeng embracing for the first time in the U.S.
Photo Copyright ©2011, Juice.

Ghanaian boy reunites with his parents in America 13 after they won Visa Lottery

It was an emotional day and perhaps would be cherished as one of the happiest days in the life of Kofi the 16 year old Ghanaian boy who reunited with his beloved parents Salomey Sarbeng and Daniel Oduro at the Des Moines Int'l Airport Monday February 7, 2011 after 13 years of separation.

Kofi Oduro Nsenkyire’s parents immigrated to the U.S. in 1998 after winning a visa lottery, but Kofi had to stay behind with his grandparents, because the sponsors of his parents were not ready to accommodate children.

"I am very happy," Kofi enthused as he arrived the U.S. after 13 years and 6,100 miles of the Atlantic Ocean to embrace his parents and siblings he was seeing for the first time, brother Desire, 12; sister Yaa, 11; and sister Ama, 5 months who were born in America.

Click here for the full report by the Des Moines Register