Cancer Ama's Children to Visit Wales; Trip Is to Meet Their Welsh 'Family'
Byline: Gerry Holt
THE orphaned children of Ghanaian cancer victim Ama Sumani are tovisit the home of the couple who plan to adopt them in South Wales.
Ama's children Samede, seven, and daughter Mary, 16, will make the trip from Ghana in the next month.
It comes after the dad of the family who plan to adopt the children visited the West African country to meet the youngsters for the first time last week.
During the meeting, in the Ghanaian capital Accra, the children took a shine to the dad, according to close friend of Ama's, Janet Symmons.
It is hoped the children will move to Wales in the next few months ready to start school in September.
Janet said that since the dad's visit, 16-year-old Mary has been text messaging the 16-year-old daughter of the family, who live just outside Cardiff but have asked not be named to protect their two children. Both families are now in constant phone contact.
Janet said: "They've been messaging each other about teenage stuff.
"They've been asking each other things like 'what music do you like?', 'what's your favourite colour?' and …
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Publication information: Article title: Cancer Ama's Children to Visit Wales; Trip Is to Meet Their Welsh 'Family'. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales). Publication date: May 8, 2008. Page number: 13. © 2009 MGN Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2008 Gale Group.
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