I have always been fascinated with the thought of adoption ever since I was a teenager. I could never understand the significance of having a biological child when there were so many kids already waiting for a family.
It was my husband with whom I shared this thought of first before we got married. Thankfully, he was of the same opinion when it came to adoption and so we decided to bring home a girl child whenever we decided we were ready to start our family. But as they say, God has other plans!! In 2016, I was in the US when I came across kids with Down Syndrome. Having no information about it, I started googling about Down Syndrome. After going through articles and videos for months I couldn’t find a single reason why not to adopt one. I talked my husband into it and after multiple conversations convinced him to go along.
Everything was not as easy as we thought it would be, as we had to leave the USA in order to adopt. We came back to India and started the adoption process in March 2017. After they conducted a home study we found our girl, a 15 months old baby in Bhopal. We came to know she was abandoned when she was six months old.
One look at her gorgeous eyes and beautiful smile, I considered her to be my child. Her name, Veda (meaning Knowledge) clicked like that as well and no other name would have fit her better. She came home in My 2017. It was a long but beautiful journey to finally arrive at acceptance and trusting me as a mother.
From the day we met her till today I thank God every day for bringing her into my life. The charisma she has attracts every eye in the room and each day I feel she is born to make happy every life she touches. It’s our privilege to be her parents.
We are blessed by Down Syndrome.

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