A Family for Kirill

5 Apr

For those of you who know me, you know that I’m a researcher.  I dig, dig, dig until I can’t find anything else to dig up.  In the world of adoption, I don’t think I’ll run out of things to dig up.  Around the adoption-blog-world, there is a real-life sad story happening right now. (Well, I’m sure there are more than one, but this one is worth noting.)

How many of you know someone with Downs Syndrome? How many of you look at that person with Downs Syndrome and see them as unworthy of a family. A life outside an institution?  Because that’s exactly what one judge in Russia thinks about children with Downs.

A beautiful family saw Kirill’s photo listed on a waiting child list as a child available for adoption.  They fell in love with the sweet little blondy with pink glasses and took all of the steps needed to adopt him.  Flew to Russia, fell head-over-heals in love and went to court to finalize the adoption.

And guess what the judge said? Your adoption request is denied. Why? Because he has Downs Syndrome and is not social adaptable for adoption.

You go look at these pictures of Kirill and the people who want to be his mom and dad and tell me how wrong this is. 

There are many people working on Kirill’s behalf, and I’m hoping and praying this all works out because the idea that a little guy would be refused a family because an uneducated person who just doesn’t understand Downs has the ability to make a ruling such as this breaks my heart.

There was a day of fasting and prayer dedicated to Kirill and the parents who want to adopt him last week, but I’ve got insider knowledge that God hears our prayers — every little one.  A big group day isn’t needed. 😉

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