It's a sad fact that there are an overwhelming amount of children in this world that are waiting to find a home. Just in the United States alone, there are over 100,000 children waiting to be adopted and 600,000 children stuck in the foster care system. Fortunately, there are loving people out there that want nothing more than to open their home to a child in need. This loving couple found one of those children and immediately jumped at the chance to include her in their family.
It was 2015, and Eryn Austin was scrolling through her Facebook when she noticed a post added by an adoption advocacy group page that she was a part of.
Eryn immediately saw one thing that stood out on the little girl. And it would be the one thing that made the couple realize that they wanted to expand their family.
Eryn and her husband were already the proud parents of two beautiful children, but that post made them open to adopting more children.
You see, the little girl in the photo was from China, but that wasn't the most striking thing about her. It was the little girl's eyes that caught the attention of Eryn and Chris.
This little girl is very special, and anyone that sees her could immediately tell.
“The photo showed her as an infant, her eyes the most piercing silver/blue–and the description included her diagnosis, blindness from congenital glaucoma,” Eryn wrote on Blind New World.
Where most people would run from a child who was a bit different, Eryn and Chris jumped at the opportunity.
“When I saw the picture on Facebook, I don’t understand why, I don’t have any explanation. But when I look at her eyes, I see everything about her that brought us together,” Eryn said in a YouTube video by “Special Books by Special Kids.”
In January of 2016, the couple adopted the little girl with silver eyes, who they named Primrose.
“When it comes to adoption there’s something that pulls on the heartstrings that is really hard to explain. Some people can explain it spiritually and say that God is telling them that this is their daughter or their son. And some people just have this gut feeling that they’re theirs," explained Chris.