While Longing to be Parents

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While waiting and longing to be parents, we got to know a couple also waiting for a child from South Africa just like us. Together we travelled to Stockholm for a children's fair. There we each bought a Ruben's baby for our expected children. They bought Nils and we bought Nora. Two weeks later, they received news of a little boy waiting for them in South Africa. We saw it as a sign that because they got a boy after buying Nils, we might be receiving a girl. And so it was that we shortly received news about our sweet little daughter, Julia, waiting for us.

Nora and Julia ended up being a lovely match right from the beginning since Nora would follow her everywhere. Today Julia’s little sister has embraced the role of being Nora’s mother.

Story from Jennie Henriks, Sweden

See the Rubens Baby here!


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