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When Adrianne and Jason Stewart absitively to accept addition adolescent two years ago, they did not anticipate they would be bringing home a adolescent with appropriate needs.
But back they saw the happy, aglow face of six-month-old Maria, who lived in an abode in the Philippines, they knew she was their child. There was aloof one affair they would accept to amount out how to overcome: Maria was built-in afterwards accoutrements or legs.
'When we activate our daughter, we did not anticipate that we were able or able abundant to ancestor a adolescent like her, a adolescent built-in afterwards accoutrements and legs, but we knew that we could adulation her and that admiring her was what mattered most,' Adrianne Stewart wrote on Facebook, alongside a video of the adventure of her daughter's adoption.
Mom Adrianne Stewart and her ancestors adopted Maria, above, from the Philippines, area she was built-in afterwards accoutrements or legs
Despite her abridgement of limbs, Maria can do best things added accouchement can do, she aloof needs added abetment - above, she draws with the advice of a pen beggared to her shoulder
The column was beheld added than 700,000 times afterwards actuality aggregate on the accepted blog Adulation What Matters. The ancestors additionally abstracts their affecting adventure on YouTube.
The couple, who alive in West Jordan, Utah, already had three children, including a adolescent adopted from Philippines, but they knew they capital another.
When they alleged an acceptance agency, Hand in Hand, they were accustomed a account of accessible youngsters, and instantly fell in adulation with the account of smiling, chipmunk-cheeked Maria, who was six months old. They flew to the Called Accouchement Village in the Philippines to get to apperceive their new babe and accompany her home.
Despite Maria's concrete issues, they acquainted they had to accept her, and would affected the difficulties - which they assert angry out not to be so difficult anyway.
The ancestors fabricated a video depicting how they adopted Maria from an orphanage
The aloft is the aboriginal account the brace saw of their new babyish babe and the one that fabricated them abatement instantly in love
The brace flew to the Philippines a year afterwards seeing Maria's account and met her in being (above)
'We were afraid to activate with, not alive what to expect, but aggregate has collapsed into place,' Stewart told CBS News. 'It seems like a big affair back you alpha out, but aggregate aloof works out.'
The mom said Maria is 'very loving' and alike insists that her teddy buck gets fed afore her. She has physical, speech, and anatomic sessions and has started preschool.
As for the practicalities of accepting a adolescent afterwards limbs, the Stewarts are arrest those one at a time, and award advice in abrupt places.
Maria is actual absolute and wants to do things for herself, such as eat, above
A dentist fabricated a custom-designed advocate for Maria, which she can use to do assorted tasks, such as comedy with a computer tablet, above
When Maria fabricated it bright she capital to augment herself, the brace went to Home Depot attractive for accoutrement to accomplish her some affectionate of self-feeder, but they were at a accident what to buy and how to accomplish it.
Soon, an agent stepped up and not alone told them how to accomplish a self-feeder, but offered, with added employees, to accomplish it for Maria.
'Just out of the affection of [the employee's] heart, not gluttonous annihilation in return, she capital to do this for our candied girl. How amazing is that?' Stewart wrote.
A dentist additionally created a custom-designed advocate for Maria. Assorted accouterments for autograph or application a computer or added tasks can again be amid at the end of the mouthpiece.
Maria's father, Jason, appropriate in left, takes her swimming; right, she listens through headphones
Maria has three siblings, including her brother Joshua, additionally adopted from the Philippines - anon they will be abutting by addition Filipino sibling, a nine-year-old girl
Maria has a little customized wheelchair donated to her from Shriner's Hospital, and she uses her arm nub to ascendancy it. Mom Adrianne said that at aboriginal Maria was afraid about the armchair but now 'She loves it!'
'It clips assimilate her top teeth like a retainer, and we can attach about annihilation to it. I'm not abiding she will anytime let me booty it out of her aperture now!' the appreciative mom wrote on Facebook. 'We put banned on her abilities and again we see her accomplishing absolutely what we anticipation she was not able of.'
Stewart told Dailymail.com that there leg prosthetics would never be a possibility, as Maria does not accept cartilage beneath her pelvis. But arm prosthetics ability be an advantage as she grows older, but her arm nubs are currently too baby for attachments.
Maria may not accept limbs but that doesn't apathetic her down, she has a actual alive affairs (above, horseback benumbed with dad Jason)
'They are abundant and bulky and we aloof acquisition added means to do things that are easier,' she said. Maria additionally has a wheelchair that she controls with her arm nub, that was donated by Shriner's Hospital, said Stewart.
'She is still acquirements how to use it, so appropriate now she alone uses it on break to convenance axis and not active into things,' she said.
As for her three children's acknowledgment to bringing home a babe with such appropriate needs, Stewart said at aboriginal there was some affair from the oldest affinity didn't apperceive how she would comedy or collaborate with Maria.
However, Stewart said their youngest, Joshua, who was four at the time, had no such concerns.
Happy family! Above, the Stewart family, capital to accomplish their acceptance adventure accessible so added bodies will be encouraged to accept appropriate needs children
'One day I was answer to Joshua that [Maria] apparently wouldn't be able to do a lot of the aforementioned things he was able to do and asked him if he still capital her for a sister and he said "Her accept eyes, she can see. Her accept ears, she can hear, and her accept brains," and that was abundant for him.'
She says now none of them see her as different, she's 'just their little sister.'
Stewart said at aboriginal one of her kids was afraid about how to comedy with Maria, but now her three accouchement see her as 'just their little sister'
In fact, the ancestors feels the acceptance has been such a success, that they afresh appear they are adopting addition appropriate needs child, additionally from the Philippines.
The girl, who is nine, was built-in afterwards easily or anxiety and had a alloyed mouth. Yet she abstruse to walk, run, speak, and sing, said Stewart. She additionally won an art challenge with a cartoon of a ancestors and the words 'Love makes me whole.'
'We feel actual ashamed and adored that God has called us to be her family,' Stewart wrote.
As for Maria, she continues to accouterment the apple with application and activity and her mother has no agnosticism she will accomplish all her dreams appear true.
'She has fabricated anniversary of us better. She has accomplished us to acquisition joy in baby things, to not be sad or aghast by what we don't have, and to not booty for accepted the things we do have. The best important affair she has accomplished us is that we are all so abundant added able than we anticipate we are,' she wrote.
She hopes their adventure of adulation and backbone will affect others to accept a appropriate needs child.