I love how adoption brings families together and the lifelong bond that is formed with people through the miracle of adoption. Last year when we were in the process of adopting Hazel a family that was in country adopting contacted me and told me that Hazel was in the same orphanage as their little boy. They were kind enough to get a new picture of Hazel and then help us as we prepared for our time in country. I was able to meet with them 2 weeks after they got home with their precious little boy as we were preparing to leave the country to meet Hazel.
We have kept in touch over the past year and today we meet with their family for a mini-reunion of two babies adopted from the same orphanage. And it was absolutely precious.
Not only are they from the same orphanage, but they were both born with Down Syndrome at the same hospital, only 4 days apart! Then, in 2012 they were adopted within months of one another by two Texas families who now live 2 hours apart.
We couldn’t get over how much they looked like one another and how their mannerisms are the same. It is really strange.
Hazel was smothering little man with kisses. He wasn’t too sure at first.
But then he returned the kind gesture.
Goodness, it’s moments like today that make me want to shout to the world how adoption changes lives. How these children are worth it. What a special day it was and one that we’ll cherish forever! SO enjoyed our time together!