It Takes Special People. They're Called Christians
Adrianne and Jason Stewart initially were not sure if they were qualified or capable enough to adopt a child with special needs.
But when the Utah family saw a photo of baby Maria, they knew that she was meant to be part of their family. Maria, born in the Philippines, does not have arms or legs, but today she is thriving with her new family in West Jordan, Utah, according to the Daily Mail.
The Stewarts recently shared their adoption journey to encourage more families to adopt children who have special needs. Their inspiring story is a beautiful reminder that every child is valuable and wanted by someone.
“There are so many kids out there without families and homes,” Adrianne Stewart told CBS News. “It’s not as hard and difficult as people think it could be.”
Nearly three years ago, the Stewarts decided to pursue adoption again. At the time, they had three children, including one adopted from the Philippines, the report states.
In October 2014, while reviewing children’s profiles, they came across Maria’s photo. She was 6 months old at the time and smiling in her chair in the orphanage.
They said they immediately knew she was the one they wanted to adopt.