We are Beatriz do Prado Rodrigues and José Wilame Araújo Rodrigues, and we have been married for 25 years. We have a beautiful family with three biological children and two who have been recently adopted. They are Gabriela, who is 16 and our oldest daughter, Henrique is 9, Luis Felipe and Luisa are 2 and Lucas is 1. We have always had the desire to adopt, to help orphans, but with the birth of our son, Luis Felipe, who was born with down syndrome, the desire to adopt changed its focus a little: we became interested in children with special needs, abandoned simply because they have such special needs.
During a trip to the United States, we met Nancy, whose job is to propagate and find families for children with special needs, mainly from Ukraine. On her website it is possible to meet hundreds of children waiting for a family, for a happy and healthy life. It was through Nancy that we adopted Luisa and Lucas. That was four months ago and it seems as if they were born into our family. Today they are happy and healthy children who are having the opportunity to study and go under necessary medical treatments, besides being part of this beautiful family that welcomed them with a lot of love and dedication. Visit the site to get to know the children who can become your children: