Couple Adopts 6 Blind Children With Special Needs: "We've Chosen Our Family This Way"
August 3, 2018 15:57
Most couples retire from parenting when their kids leave home and they are left with time all to themselves, but not the Bartlings. 60-year-old Joe and his wife Karen decided to adopt children with disabilities, and that means they needed to provide them care 24/7.
When the couple first thought about adoption, they came across the file of a blind girl from South Korea, abandoned by her mother at the age of 2. Due to a developmental disorder, the girl was born without eyes. This condition didn’t scare the Bartlings off, so they took Hannah into the family.