A long journey from Ethiopia, a storybook ending at Pearson
Published on Wednesday December 19, 2012
CARLOS OSORIO/TORONTO STAR
Tiffany Gillespie (in black shirt) watches as her newly adopted daughter Edan (in pink) greets her new sisters Cristiana (in purple) and Aliya (in white) at Pearson airport Wednesday. Tiffany was returning with Edan after adopting her from an orphanage in Ethiopia.
The text to her partner came from the immigration line on the other side of sliding glass doors at Pearson airport’s Terminal 1.
“You’d better have Kleenex for me.”
Tiffany Gillespie was puddling up again. Inching closer and closer to one last border officer, the tears were flowing more frequently now. Soon, the 5-year-old at her side, the one with the trusting eyes, gap-toothed smile and colourful beads braided so perfectly into her hair, would officially be a landed immigrant.
Immigration lawyer aids all ages. Bola Akinnusi Janis Ramsay photo
BARRIE – From adopting a tiny baby to bringing your grandparents to Canada, Bola Akinnusi is ready to help Barrie residents.
Practising immigration and refugee law, Akinnusi set up shop in Barrie earlier this summer.
“My main focus in Barrie is immigration, as I discovered a year ago there was a need for an immigration lawyer in Barrie,” said Akinnusi.