“They struggled for seven years to have a child, with numerous medical consultations and two unsuccessful IVF attempts.
She wasn’t particularly troubled by it because she had left the decision to have a child up to her husband.
One day, he stumbled upon a charity foundation website featuring profiles of children in need of parents.
A little girl immediately captured his heart. She was a cute blonde with emerald green eyes, even though they were slightly slanted, which made her all the more endearing.
It took a month of persuasion to convince his wife. But when they finally met their daughter, he was overjoyed.
She was five years old at the time, and her eyes lit up with a wide smile that reached her ears.
They named her Sonia, and she approached them with a slight limp. One of her legs was shorter than the other.
However, his wife categorically refused, saying she didn’t want a “disabled” child.
He promised to take care of everything and believed that she would eventually grow fond of Sonia.
They gathered the necessary documents and welcomed Sonia into their family.
To their great surprise, despite the common belief that children from orphanages are often emotionally closed off, Sonia was a good-natured child, and her eyes smiled even when she was sad.
About three months later, they began to notice a change. Sonia started moving with a sense of sadness and spent most of her time in silence.
One day, he came home from work early, planning to take the girls out for coffee. However, he discovered something completely different.
In the apartment, Sonia was huddled in a corner while his wife, with her back to her, was shouting and hitting the girl with a slipper.
He rushed in, disarmed his wife, and then tended to Sonia. He took her to her room to calm her down.
Then, when he confronted his wife, she didn’t expect such a reaction and was shocked.
Sonia gradually opened up to him, revealing that she missed her parents and felt unloved. He couldn’t forgive himself for expecting too much from her.
They eventually divorced, and she left. Now, two years later, Sonia and Vadim live together, and Sonia is in the first grade, loving her father and not feeling the lack of her mother’s love at all.”