That’s basically what a judge had to say after a hopeful and prayerful Alabama family was questioned last week in a European court room. Questioned by judge and prosecutor. Questioned for FIVE HOURS.
Apparently the prosecutor and judge were having a hard time understanding why the couple would want this particular little boy.
The family was on their second trip to visit their son – the trip where they thought would go to court and be declared little Kirill’s parents.
Many compelling arguments were made. There was nothing said that showed any reason why Kirill shouldn’t get a Mommy and Daddy that day.
But after 5 hours, the judge Rejected (the judge’s word, not mine) their petition to make Kirill a Davis (in the legal sense, anyway).
According to mom Tesney Davis, “He has been denied a family because he has Down Syndrome and is “socially unadaptable due to his medical needs”.”
But pictures and video of Kirill show that this could not be further from the truth. Smiles and strong eye contact, tender affection, and pure joy.
I tell you, I cannot imagine what it must have felt like to hear that.
Of course they are devastated. That’s an understatement. But this family is holding onto the God who loves them, the God who loves Kirill – and yes, the God who loves the judge that said no.
March 24, 2011
The Davis Family’s blog has been added to my blog roll list PLEASE PRAY FOR KIRILL AND HIS PARENTS THAT THEY WILL BE REUNITED SOON AND THAT THE HIGHER COURT WILL OVERTURN THIS JUDGES RULING AND THAT THE OTHER KIDS WILL GET APROVED AS WELL! Tesney, I don’t know you but my heart and prayers go out to you and your family. Kids with Down Syndrome have a special place in my heart as do all kiddos with special needs but Down Syndrome children have such sweet spirits and their smiles and hearts light me up. I often find joy and peace when I look at my friend’s daughter with DS especially when i am having a hard time and thats all I need to see God’s love and grace in her little smile. Peace be with you right now!