In the autumn of 2010 we adopted a precious little boy with Down syndrome from Ukraine. Summer of the following year we came back and adopted a beautiful little girl with Down syndrome. Most people do not want these children. They feel that they will be a burden. When in reality, they are the complete opposite! Not a burden, but a joy!
True treasures! I can't tell you how much I love these babies! They bring such happiness and laughter into our lives! We would not be a complete family without them.
The older child. No one wants an older child. I hear it all the time. The issues that will come with them. They are almost old enough to get out on their own. We all come with issues whether you're an orphan or not. For me, I'm 42 and I still call my mom for her words of wisdom. I need a mother. Mark talks to his dad. He needs a father. (Mark also has his mom, too!) It doesn't matter our age, we all need a mom and a dad and a family. People we can trust, and who love us unconditionally.
These are the two groups of orphans most people do not want to adopt. Yet they need families, too. Oh, Jesus, I am so thankful you have opened my eyes and changed my heart to have a heart like Yours or I would be missing out on the blessings you have for me and my family! My heart is full of love for all my precious children!