S2E10 The Lucky Few – Heather Avis

S2E10 The Lucky Few – Heather Avis

Heather Avis and her husband are the parents of three adopted children, two of whom have Down Syndrome.

At the start of their adoption journey, they set out to adopt a healthy baby. But after meeting a baby girl with both Down Syndrome and a congenital heart defect, they found themselves in limbo…

Unable to say “no” to this little girl who needed parents, but unable to say “yes” to the effect this would have on their lives, they struggled with the decision. Eventually, they realizing that, while it might be a challenge, it would also be the greatest honor to become her parents.

Heather is the author of “The Lucky Few” based largely on her experiences adopting children both healthy and with special needs. 

In this episode, she shares their story and what a blessing it’s been for them to take the leap and say yes and how they became the lucky few….


Heather Avis’ website