Here's an excerpt:
"I'll be honest. When we started this journey to try to adopt a little girl I met last summer, Vika, a special needs adoption was the farthest thing from my mind. Vika is a healthy, adorable, almost two-year-old, and in the process of trying to adopt her we discovered that she is not available for adoption.
But God knew that. He knew that I wasn't ready to pursue a special needs adoption, and so he sent Vika to capture my heart and get us started on the journey. We discovered Reece's Rainbow in the process, an organization that serves as a voice of hope for special needs children. I would occasionally look at the waiting children on their website and wonder who would ever adopt some of them, their needs were so great.Part Two will be posted next Friday....stay tuned :)
Then I saw the children who were HIV+. Completely healthy, most of them, except for that. "Why are these children so rejected?", I wondered. "All they need is some medication and a little extra precaution. There's no chance of 'catching' HIV from any of them". I have since come to realize that many people are very uneducated about HIV. It is considered a very minor special need. I said to myself, "I could handle that!".
Then I saw Riley's picture and fell in love..."