I don't remember what made me decide to adopt children with special needs, but I do remember that some thought I was crazy, I did not know what I was getting myself into, they told me, but although that may have been true , I knew that made no difference, I knew this was my calling, children with speical needs needed a loving home as much as everyone else, and they needed extra loving care. I knew I could offer them that.
My husband suppored my decision all along, and soon we had two beautiful children a little girl and a little boy added to our family, I could not live Micah and Maya more if I had given birth to them. They are the lights of my life, and I know I am blessed to be their Mother.
Micah has Down Syndome and Maya has Cerebral Palsy but neither one of them let that get them down, they are both quick to smile and quick to hug, and I decide early on that the best way to treat them would be as if they were born normal, of course they take more care, but I do not believe in letting them think they are any less than any other child, and I think that will serve them well in life.
Craig and I are talking about adopting again, but for now we have Micah and Maya our two little angels sent from the Lord above.
Well I need to go pick Maya and Micah up from school so I better get going.
Melissa (Missy) Wilkinson