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Our Adoption Story Featured On Doctor’s Orders

Our adoption story was featured last year on Doctors Orders while I was still on maternity leave with Hannah. There have been many recent reports on the steep decline of adoptions in South Africa, based on research reports conducted by The National Adoption Coalition South Africa. As a result, Doctors Orders contacted me to ask if they could rerun our story but they wanted to film additional and updated footage an interviews which we did last week Wednesday.

The show was supposed to air during Doctors Orders new time slot, Saturdays at 15h00 on SABC3, but due to a technical issue at the SABC, it ran a day earlier on Friday. Thankfully the folks over at Doctors Orders uploaded our insert to their You Tube channel and I got to see the updated story and my gorgeous girls being uber cute.

The filming last week did not go well, Walter gets very nervous and Ava was really sick. She vommed all over herself during the filming and we had to stop to change her while she cried inconsolably. She was not very cooperative thereafter and insisted on wearing a pair of red & black polka dot shorts that are about two sizes too small and a yellow and black t-shirt, but whatever, here is the video for those of you who are interested:

As soon as the show aired my mailbox started getting filled with plea’s from people looking to adopt and more importantly, from birth mom’s who felt they had no where to turn and no one to help them. Unfortunately the story does still feature Trinity Heart, which I surrendered a few  months ago, but if anyone is seeing this and finds themselves in this position, please contact Adoption South Africa for assistance.

 

 

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28 Comments

  • Reply twitter_Choffel

    Lovely story / interview! I had to choke back tears listening to Walter speak of all the special moments with “his girls” – too awesome 🙂 And, in an aside – my deity you two both look like completely different people compared to previous interview – well done!!!

    June 10, 2014 at 10:16 am
    • Reply Sharon

      Thanks buddy!

      June 10, 2014 at 10:20 am
  • Reply Ramona

    It is so brave of your family to share your story.
    It was lovely to watch the video and see your beautiful daughters.

    June 10, 2014 at 11:50 am
  • Reply Ailsa Jean Loudon

    I saw it on TV when it aired and you both all did well in front of the cameras – better than I would ever do!

    June 10, 2014 at 11:59 am
  • Reply Robyn

    Beautiful!!

    June 10, 2014 at 12:27 pm
  • Reply Ankia

    Aww, made me bawl. You’re so comfortable in front of the camera 🙂

    June 10, 2014 at 1:08 pm
    • Reply Sharon

      You get better with practise…. I was a wreck the first time but it gets easier each time.

      June 10, 2014 at 2:16 pm
  • Reply panjels

    You shared so well Sharon. Great video & resource!! I love your story… my heart fluttered with hope the first time i read your blog (about two and a half years ago)… and I now share this incredible, fierce love… it’s amazing! Well done!! AND you are looking FAB.

    June 10, 2014 at 2:46 pm
    • Reply Sharon

      Thanks so much! 🙂

      June 10, 2014 at 2:49 pm
  • Reply Heather

    Nicky is sitting on my lap and we both watched it! Love the way you have lost weight and looking so fab! And you really spoke from the heart too.

    June 10, 2014 at 9:05 pm
  • Reply Jenny

    Oh Sharon this video had me in tears. Your girls are too beautiful what little blessings. Adoption is amazing and this video will give some many people hope.

    June 11, 2014 at 8:15 am
  • Reply Elize Kruger

    So special my friend! Your family is so dear to us and your story so inspirational!

    June 11, 2014 at 10:46 am
    • Reply Sharon

      Love you tons buddy!

      June 11, 2014 at 10:47 am
  • Reply Mrs FF

    Beautiful, brought tears to my eyes. Your girls are gorgeous and I see Ava rides without training wheels- how cool! And of course you and hubby look wonderful and happy.

    Ps: I don’t know if it is my computer that has a problem but when I click next post it goes to the older post instead of the newer one and vice versa when I click previous

    June 12, 2014 at 11:49 am
  • Reply Immeasurable love

    That was lovely. I got a bit choked up, I must admit! xxx

    June 13, 2014 at 3:27 pm
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