It’s a sad fact that there are an overwhelming amount of children in this world that are waiting to find a home. Just in the United States alone, there are over 100,000 children waiting to be adopted and 600,000 children stuck in the foster care system. Fortunately, there are loving people out there that want nothing more than to open their home to a child in need. This loving couple found one of those children and immediately jumped at the chance to include her in their family.Eryn immediately saw one thing that stood out on the little girl. And it would be the one thing that made the couple realize that they wanted to expand their family.
You see, the little girl in the photo was from China, but that wasn’t the most striking thing about her. It was the little girl’s eyes that caught the attention of Eryn and Chris.
“The photo showed her as an infant, her eyes the most piercing silver/blue–and the description included her diagnosis, blindness from congenital glaucoma,” Eryn wrote on Blind New World.
“When I saw the picture on Facebook, I don’t understand why, I don’t have any explanation. But when I look at her eyes, I see everything about her that brought us together,” Eryn said in a YouTube video by “Special Books by Special Kids.”
“When it comes to adoption there’s something that pulls on the heartstrings that is really hard to explain. Some people can explain it spiritually and say that God is telling them that this is their daughter or their son. And some people just have this gut feeling that they’re theirs,” explained Chris.
And more often than not, people say sorry for Primrose’s condition. But Chris always replies with, “There’s nothing scary about blindness, there’s nothing to apologize about.”
“Why wouldn’t we?” Chris would ask. “She is brilliant, even with her developmental delays, even with a genetic puzzle we are still piecing together,” Eryn wrote.
“She is everything anyone could ever want in a child. Loving, affectionate, curious, precocious, joyful—and our family simply would be incomplete without her,” Eryn explains.