Journey to Jyn
When I traveled in 2018 to adopt my son, Campbell, I learned that of the approximately 500 children in Orphanage’s care, almost 1/5 of the children had Down Syndrome.
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Even more staggering was the revelation that my son was only the 7th child with Down Syndrome to be adopted from that Orphanage. After learning about these children, I committed to advocate and help them find their forever families.
Upon returning home with my son, I started to read a collection of Chinese folktales to him each night. One of these folktales, “Holding Up the Sky”, followed a little hummingbird that was determined to do her part to save the sky from falling. Her friend, the elephant, laughed at her attempt to hold up the sky with her little hummingbird legs, but the hummingbird was determined to do her part.
I was moved to tears by this tale and shared it with my older children. I saw my family as the hummingbird and decided that we were ready to go beyond advocacy and do our part to bring home another child with Down Syndrome from Campbell’s Orphanage. Elise, Luke, and Cam, and I welcome other hummingbirds to join us in supporting the journey to bring home our beautiful treasure!