Unfortunately, statistically speaking, parents frequently decide to give up on their special needs child. Vasilina, the main character of our narrative, learned about this directly from her birth mother.
But in a world where kind people existed, she would meet a different end. Vasilina, who has a really lovely name, develops and grows just like any other child, but she has a special physical characteristic. Her right hand had a little appendage with two fingers, while her left hand did not develop during embryonic growth.
Her biological mother chose to leave her behind after realizing how difficult it would be to raise a child like her. Thankfully, Vasilina’s tale extended far beyond her community.
Chris and Elmira Knutsen, a married couple with three children (one adopted), learned about Vasilina and could not bear to see her suffer.
They had to go through a challenging and drawn-out legal process after deciding to adopt her. The couple’s eldest kid also suffered from a physical disability. The Knutsen children occasionally encounter unpleasant comments from strangers while they are out and about together.
Still, their parents have instilled in them the sense to brush off such negative comments. Vasilina is flourishing, content to explore the world, and making amazing growth now that she is living in a loving and encouraging household.
Her adoptive parents are much appreciated for their generosity and big hearts.