‘It Has Changed Our Family Forever’: Mom Talks About Adopting Baby Without Arms Or Legs

“We were scared to begin with, not knowing what to expect, but everything has fallen into place.”

Adrianne Stewart and her husband, Jason, were not planning to adopt a child with special needs. But when they saw a picture of their baby girl, Maria, then six months old, they knew she was their daughter. So they took the plunge, despite their uncertainties about being able to care for a child without arms or legs. “We knew that we could love her,” says Adrianne, and “loving her was what mattered most.”

Maria is now a joyful preschooler who is learning how to live life fully without arms or legs. She fits in perfectly with her family, which is now in the process of adopting another girl with special needs from the Philippines.

Read their story here.

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