Watch: Gay Dads Garon & Jamie Take Their Son Matteo to South Africa
Garon was born in Sri Lanka in 1985 and adopted by American ex-pats living on the island at the time. In 1989 the family moved to Johannesburg, South Africa, where they lived until 1993. Garon spent the remainder of his childhood living in several locations around the globe, including Hawaii, The Gambia, Jordan and the US. Fast forward 23 years to April 2016, when a now 31-year-old Garon took his husband and their son Matteo for a memorable and nostalgic trip to Johannesburg and the bush. This is Garon's first return to South Africa since his childhood.
We wish the family well as they are hoping to adopt their second child, this time from South Africa, within the next year! Read about the dads' earlier journey to try and give Matteo a sibling: https://gayswithkids.com/what-to-do-when-an-adoption-falls-through/