Les époux Leslie et Doug Facey from the Canadian town of Paradise in Newfoundland dreamed of adopting a child.
When Doug saw a photo of little Kirill from Kazakhstan, he immediately thought of his father, and he and his wife began the lengthy adoption process.
Kirill was born without his right hand, just like Doug’s father. The child’s parents abandoned him when he was only twenty days old.
It wasn’t easy for the Facey couple to adopt Kirill; the adoption process took two years.
“How could we not adopt this boy when I grew up with a man who has the same hand, and it never bothered me or prevented me from doing anything,” said Doug. In June of last year, the couple saw Kirill for the first time.
“Meeting him was something incredible. We had all been waiting for this for so long. We will never forget that day,” Facey said.
Before this, several families had refused to adopt Kirill because of his hand.
Even a Kazakh judge asked the couple if they were sure they wanted to adopt a child without arms.
Doug responded, “With all due respect, I don’t think this child has any problems. He doesn’t have arms, but he’s not disabled.”
And on September 13th, the Faceys brought their son to Paradise. It was here that Kirill met his grandfather.
Now they no longer spill water, and they often talk on the phone. Grandfather Chris has become an ideal role model for Kirill.