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Living Life to the Fullest with Isaac

I chose to adopt my handsome boy and his extra chromosome because of his ‘imperfection’ — not in spite of it.   My sweet boy Isaac is amazing in a thousand incredible ways. Every day I am in awe of the miracle of his little life–that he lives and breathes and is thriving despite what his genetics had predestined for him. His evening dance-offs in the mirror are proof that he’s got this “living-life-to-the-fullest” thing wrapped around his little finger.
Isaac and mom

I am daily reminded of my Father’s love for me as I get to love my little boy.  Sometimes it is more than I can handle.

We live in a fast-paced and relationship-crippled world, despite our dependence on social media.  Genetically speaking, these things will never be an issue with my precious boy. On the days the earth is spinning too fast, my son is happily moving at his own music-filled pace. On the days that real human connection seems like a fairy tale, he literally grabs my cheeks,  gives me a long, hard look and plants a wet kiss on my face. Even at a young age he is sensitive to others’ pain and celebrates in real joy!

Life with Down Syndrome is not hard…it’s the way life is supposed to be!  FULL of love, patience, joy and music.  I love my little boy.  I wouldn’t trade him for the world!

Desiree from The Adoption Seed (http://adoptionseed.blogspot.com/) is the mom of one adorable son Isaac, adopted from China in 2012. She is an advocate for the children in the Bamboo Project (http://www.nohandsbutours.com/2013/07/30/the-bamboo-project/) through Bethany Children’s Services. You can read an extended version of Desiree’s story on BCS’ blog at the link above. 

DS collage

If you have any questions about adopting a child with Down Syndrome, please contact our Adoption Advocacy team at adoption@lwbmail.com. Many children with Down Syndrome in LWB programs are waiting children and are waiting for their forever families to find them!

DS child

Love Without Boundaries proudly advocates for adoption but is not an adoption agency. We invite you to contact adoption@lwbmail.com with questions about a child we have featured and encourage you to contact your adoption agency for more information about China’s Waiting Child Program.

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