Couple Adopts Baby Girl And Soon Makes A Startling Discovery About Who She Really Is
Just like trying to conceive a child, the adoption of a child has its share of concerns, hopes, logistics and surprises.
This was the case of the Canadian couple Ron and Natalie Trecroce who, in 1997, decided that they wanted to have a child at home. Their search took them to Arad, Romania, where they met and fell in love with a one-year-old girl named Rodica Lavinia Farcas. Rodica had health problems, which prompted Ron and Natalie to look for answers about her past, and that’s where they made a shocking discovery.
Many couples dream of starting their own families, but it’s not always an easy thing to do. Ron and Natalie Trecroce of Canada knew this better than anyone else. Despite some challenges, they knew they wanted to raise a child of their own—no matter what.
While they’d been devastated by the news that they wouldn’t be able to conceive on their own, Ron and Natalie were determined to become parents, and they had plenty of other options at their disposal. So, they began the process of adoption.
1In 1997, the couple—hoping to find the right child for their little family—traveled to Arad, Romania, a city situated on the Mures River in the western part of the country. That’s where they first saw Rodica Lavinia Farcas. She was only one, yet she already had a mysterious past.
Ron and Natalie instantly knew that Rodica, with her ear-to-ear smile, would be the perfect addition to their home. Unfortunately, this wasn’t going to be a simple adoption. Before they could get started, the couple received some bad news…
Even though she was just a year old, Rodica was severely malnourished. She suffered from rickets and had weak bones from a lack of vitamin D. It was pretty obvious that she was in need of some serious help.