They re­ally are an in­spi­ra­tion, Si­mone. Good luck and let us know how you get on!

Friday - - Front Page - NEELOFAR HAMZA, ABU DHABI

F irst of all, I would like to ex­press my ap­pre­ci­a­tion for the heart-warm­ing ar­ti­cles that Fri­day pub­lishes. ‘The best Dh120,000 I ever spent’ (Jan­uary 24), a poignant story of a woman who bat­tled in­fer­til­ity for sev­eral years be­fore she and her hus­band adopted a baby girl, was one of them.

The ar­ti­cle not only fo­cused on in­fer­til­ity, but on the re­la­tion­ship called mar­riage as well. The love, care and pa­tience her hus­band Paul has shown to­wards his wife dur­ing her mood swings, her ups and downs and his im­mense sup­port in adopt­ing their lit­tle girl, Marika, from Nepal calls for ap­pre­ci­a­tion.

Adop­tion might sound easy but lov­ing a baby who is not bi­o­log­i­cally yours is never easy. It needs courage and the be­lief in the true spirit of moth­er­hood. There are many ba­bies like Marika who need help and de­serve a chance to love and to be loved. Ar­ti­cles like that spread hope and are an an­swer to all those who still con­sider adop­tion to be taboo.

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