Our everyday routines, our way of thinking, and our conviction that diversity and minorities are to be valued and are not a threat to us or a group to be looked at with suspicion have all changed significantly in the society we now live in from the past.
For instance, it’s common knowledge that a couple of men or women, or even a single father or single mother, can adopt a kid in today’s society. However, many people still have a negative opinion about the possibility of a child being adopted by two men or two women, despite the gradual evolution of popular opinion. Some even profess their desire to satiate their mother or paternal inclinations in opposition to such relationships. The incident for that scenario is as follows:
Miguel and Ismael – Miguel is a linguist and Ismael is a teacher. The couple lives in Spain and thanks to the laws of this European country, in 2005 they finally had the opportunity to be able to adopt a child. The two had always had the desire to become parents to two or three children, but despite everything, they only started ᴀᴅᴏᴘᴛɪᴏɴ procedures in October 2020.
Miguel and Ismael were aware that it was a very bureaucratic process that could last anything up to 3 years, but they were very lucky… In just 15 months after their application, they received a surprise that crowned the dream of their lives: three newly-born triplets were going to join their family.
The official news of the ᴀᴅᴏᴘᴛɪᴏɴ arrived precisely on December 28, 2021. Here’s how it went in Miguel’s words: “We were told that newborn triplets were waiting for us to be adopted. My husband burst into laughter, but I was slower to react. After only a few moments of reflection, however, we both said yes! You won’t believe it but the girls (the triplets are all girls) are very, very good, and well-behaved. They sleep and let us sleep for stretches of two hours uninterrupted (a small miracle). We are very happy, and there have been no difficult moments so far. They were a little restless the first night but this has now ᴘᴀssᴇᴅ.”
Just a few weeks after accepting the ᴀᴅᴏᴘᴛɪᴏɴ proposal, the triplets arrived at the couple’s house. Friends and relatives all chipped in to provide Miguel and Ismael with everything they would need (bottles, cots, blankets, diapers, and so on). At the end of the day, this couple realized their dream of becoming parents – and not of just one, or two, but three beautiful girls!