Archive for June, 2007

The Story Behind the Name Jamal


Since we found Jamal early on his life and since he was abandoned at the hospital, he was John Doe. As a result, we got to name him.


How We Came Up With the Name

As is the rule for all my children, we want names that are two syllables or less, easy to pronounce, and Muslim names.

If you know me (Saif), you know I’m an avid sports fan. More than that, I am avid Georgia sports fan which includes the Atlanta Falcons, Braves, Hawks, Thrashers, Georgia Force, Calgary Flames (true fans can figure this out), and Georgia Bulldogs. Jamaal Anderson photo (more…)

The Birth of Jamal Fatteh


Jamal Fatteh was born today. This article was written well after this day for a good reason. I’ll tell the story of his birth and you’ll see why.

Jamal was born with another name and other parents, probably somewhere in Multan, Pakistan. He was probably well fed and loved. For an unknown reason, he was abandoned in a hospital after when only a couple months old. His birth parents never came for him even after we published an article in the paper. Another couple had the opportunity to bring Jamal to their house but they decided on another child, so we were lucky enough to have him paired up with us and so we continued the paperwork portion of the adoption process.


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