Nobody Wanted to Adopt a Poor Girl Because of Her Unusual Eyes — Story of the Day

Sonali Bharadwaj
Sep 09, 2021
10:30 P.M.

Being different is not easy. My parents abandoned me because of my strange eyes, and no one wanted to adopt me. But soon after, God sent someone who gave me not just love.


“She’ll make things difficult for us. So, we don’t want to raise her.” That’s what my parents said when they gave me up at an orphanage.

I wasn't born blind but with unusual silver eyes. Usually, abandoned newborns are adopted quickly, but nobody wanted to adopt me. I can't explain in words how terrible I felt when people looked down upon me just because I had unusual eyes.

My parents abandoned me because of my unusual eyes | Photo: Shutterstock

My parents abandoned me because of my unusual eyes | Photo: Shutterstock

As time went on, I kept waiting that one day someone would accept me and I would have a family too. But sadly, that day didn’t arrive.

Once, a couple wanted to adopt a child my age, but when I was introduced to them, they said they were looking for “normal kids.”


“I’m sorry, but her eyes … they’re scary,” I heard the man saying. “We want to adopt a normal child, not someone like her.”

I was only eight when this happened. But I remember I couldn’t stop crying after the man had made such remarks. I felt as if I would never be accepted because of my unusual eyes. But everything changed the day a young volunteer named Alex came in.

He heard my story and felt so sorry for me that he visited me every day. After a month, he even decided to adopt me but was rebuffed because of his past.

Alex was a good guy who fell in the wrong company | Photo: Pexels

Alex was a good guy who fell in the wrong company | Photo: Pexels

Alex had a tough childhood. He lost his parents when he was 12 years old and was raised on the streets. He was a good guy who fell into the wrong company.


“As a recovering addict with a criminal record, you can’t be an adoptive parent to this girl,” the woman in the orphanage told him.

“But I’ve changed,” Alex argued. “Plus, I’ve been clear for five years already!”

“I’m sorry, sir, but that’s the law. I can’t allow you,” she explained.

“Can you please consider my requests once? I really want to adopt that girl,” Alex insisted. But she turned down Alex’s request.

“I wish I could become your family, but I’ll do my best to find the best parents for you,” Alex told me that day. I thanked Alex for his efforts, but I also wanted to tell him there was no point putting in so much hard work. I knew deep down that nobody would adopt me.

Nobody wanted to adopt me due to my eyes | Photo: Pexels

Nobody wanted to adopt me due to my eyes | Photo: Pexels


Three months passed. Alex did everything he could to spread my story around the world—social media, newspapers, ads, everything. Although he received a lot of likes and shares, nobody applied for adoption.

Soon, my birthday came, and I turned 9. I celebrated my birthday at the orphanage with Alex. I was content that even if nobody adopted me, I at least had Alex, who loved me and cared for me. But the next day, good news came.

“Can we meet this incredible girl tomorrow? We are interested in adopting her,” a message to Alex read.

Alex couldn’t contain his excitement when he read it. “Finally, you will have a family, Beth! I’m so happy for you,” he told me.

Yes, I was happy, but I didn’t want to keep my hopes high. And it was good that I didn’t. Because the appointment time arrived soon, but no one showed up.

Nobody showed up at the appointment | Photo: Pexels

Nobody showed up at the appointment | Photo: Pexels


However, the next day, while I was playing with Alex at the orphanage, the doorbell rang. It was the couple standing at the doorstep. “Hi, we're here to meet Alex. He asked us to come yesterday, but we got caught up with something,” they told the man from the orphanage who received them at the door.

“Oh yes, he's here. You can see him,” the man replied and brought them in to see Alex.

“I’m sorry, but we met with a small accident yesterday on our way to the orphanage so that we couldn’t make it on time,” they told Alex.

“Are you Jason Smith? The one who contacted me via email?” Alex inquired.

“Yes!” Mr. Smith replied. “This is Caroline, my wife. Can we meet Beth now? We are really excited to see her.”

“Yes, sure!” Alex replied with a smile.

Mrs. Smith held me like I was her child | Photo: Pexels

Mrs. Smith held me like I was her child | Photo: Pexels


Mrs. Smith couldn’t contain herself when she saw me. She took my hand in hers and cradled me in her arms. “It’s hard to explain, but I knew you’d be our family the moment I saw your picture,” she said.

I smiled back at her and hugged her. Soon, Mr. and Mrs. Smith finished all the paperwork and brought me home. They also invited Alex and introduced him to their elder daughter, Michelle.

Since the adoption, Alex visited the Smiths’ house every day, but not only because of me—he started dating Michelle. Well, they do make a good pair!

I can’t express how grateful I am to have met the Smiths and Alex. It’s due to Alex and his efforts that I now have more love than I could ever wish for. I believe it’s easy to be the girl with silver eyes because people with golden hearts love me.

All thanks to Alex, I got a beautiful family | Photo: Pexels

All thanks to Alex, I got a beautiful family | Photo: Pexels


Oh, by the way, I want to share some good news with you as I write this. I turned 18 this year. After what I went through as a child, I decided to establish a foundation dedicated to assisting children abandoned at an early age.

Alex and Michelle got married a few years back, and both of them are working, so they don’t get enough time to spend with me, but they’ve promised that they’ll help me set up the foundation. I hope through my initiative, more helpless children will be able to find the love and care they deserve.

What can we learn from this story?

  • Relationships are built with love and care and not necessarily blood. The way the Smiths accepted Beth and looked after her proves this.
  • When God takes away something, he always gives something in return. That something is more valuable sometimes. God took Beth's parents away from her at a young age but later gifted her with a caring family.
  • Do good and spread goodness. The way Alex went above and beyond for Beth and Beth's decision to aid needy children are excellent examples of this.

Share this story with your friends. It might brighten their day and inspire them.

If you enjoyed this story, you might like this one about a woman who wanted to give up her daughter at an orphanage because she looked like a copy of her dad.

This account is inspired by our reader's story but written by a professional writer. All names have been changed to protect identities and ensure privacy. Share your story with us, maybe it will change someone's life. If you would like to share your story, please send it to info@amomama.com.

Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy

The information in this article is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All content, including text, and images contained on news.AmoMama.com, or available through news.AmoMama.com is for general information purposes only. news.AmoMama.com does not take responsibility for any action taken as a result of reading this article. Before undertaking any course of treatment please consult with your healthcare provider.

Related posts

Woman Follows Little Boy Who Takes Leftovers from Her Restaurant Every Day — Story of the Day

February 20, 2024

Before Disembarking Plane, Pilot Notices Last Passenger inside Who Is a Carbon Copy of Him – Story of the Day

March 01, 2024

Child Disappears from a Plane during a Flight, Poor Mom Struggles to Get Help — Story of the Day

February 07, 2024

After Learning about Infertility, Family Who Decides to Adopt a Child Soon Receives Agonizing Call from Adoption Officer

December 05, 2023

At His Mother's Gravesite, Ted Meets Ragged Homeless Man Who Is a Carbon Copy of Him – Story of the Day

February 27, 2024

Young Man Adopts an Orphan Boy and Finds out He Is His Biological Son – Story of the Day

February 22, 2024

Orphan Boy Waits for Mom at Bus Stop until a Woman Gets off the Bus and Shelters Him – Story of the Day

February 22, 2024

Daughter Left Her Dad with Nothing After Her Granny's Death for a Good Reason — Story of the Day

February 09, 2024

Devastated Mom Looking to Adopt Finds Girl at Agency Who's a Carbon Copy of Her Late Daughter

March 07, 2024

Son Brings Old Single Dad to His Native Town and Accidentally Meets Mom He’d Never Seen Before – Story of the Day

February 16, 2024

Rich Man Finds Note Written by His Late Father in Homeless Man's Jacket – Story of the Day

February 14, 2024

After 60 Years of Marriage, I Found Out My Whole Life Was a Lie – Story of the Day

February 08, 2024

I Left My Groom 30 Minutes before the Wedding after Reading a Note from My Maid of Honor

February 17, 2024

Woman Comes to Adopt a Child and Sees Her Late Son There – Story of the Day

December 15, 2023