The judge said, “Your application to adopt is rejected.” The basis given was that Kirill was “not socially adaptable” due to his “medical condition” and he was better off in an institution than in a home with a family.
This was a ruling that a family had very recently while at their court date to get approval to bring their son home. I cried when I read this. It broke my heart to know that there is a family our there for this young boy. A family who already loves him. A family that had loved him for many months. A family that has prayed, and waited for him. A family that wants nothing more to give this young boy a life that he deserves, that very child deserves, and they have been denied it.
There are families out there that are getting ready to adopt a child with Down Syndrome from this same region. Who are there right now, and may face the same judge. Who have hoped, and prayer for so long to have their baby home.
For the life of me, I will never understand what drives people to say, and believe the things that they do. But this brings us, back to where this journey began... is with faith.
Faith... that someone greater than us has brought us down this road to adoption.
Faith.. that people will understand your drive, and your love for these special kids.
Faith... that people will not only understand, but support us along the way
Faith... that when you put your heart in what you most believe in... God will see you thru
Faith... that people will see your love, and dedication to these kiddos, and want the same for them as you do
Faith... that the judge that we, as adoptive parents will stand before, that he/she will have the faith in us as parents. Children as human beings...
Faith... that the judge will understand that we have all the best intentions for our children and their future.
Having faith is kinda a tricky thing some times... there are times when it is very easy to lose it... like the family that was just rejected at the court... or the family that is there now... but what those families all have in common... they have God.. they have family and they have the friends of Reeces Rainbow. We never give up, because these children are a huge part of our hearts, and they were in it long before we even knew that they were. They were part of the bigger plan... people of the world will someday see that they are human beings. That they deserve all the things in life... just like you and me.
My hope is that through the love of my son, and the testimony of adoption of Vika. As well as many other children with Down Syndrome. People will someday have the same love, acceptance, and Faith.... as I do.
I want to personally thank everyone who has supported me along the way. Having faith in me that I can do this, and love and welcome this little girl into my home. I honestly, and truly could not be doing this without all of you. That is from the bottom of me heart.
Thank you for being part of my journey...
There are times in your life when you feel deep within your heart that something feels right. It is a feeling deep within you that feeds your heart with happiness. It is a feeling that you believe in, no matter how difficult, no matter how demanding something may be, you know that it is right. You know you have to follow your heart.