Special needs adoption from a Jewish perspective.

Special needs adoption from a Jewish perspective.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Double happy ending/beginning

Two families caught in the Russian Adoption Ban limbo found themselves waiting in the same Moscow hotel for court decrees for their new children.  These children are both about 4-5 years old. One is a boy, now known as Gabe Preece:

And the other is a girl, Vika Bonner:

Although these munchkins were in 2 separate orphanages, they are now good friends, embarking on this amazing experience of having a family.

These are examples of children who are rescued from institutional life while still in "Baby Houses", where they get to play, interact with loving caretakers, and develop basic skills.  Of course there is still much ground to cover once they get home, in terms of medical care, therapy, level of attention etc., but these are children who can walk, talk, play appropriately, and give and receive affection. 

It's fun reading their stories side by side.

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