When Diane and Frank Elliott had trouble conceiving after their marriage in 1992, they chose adoption. Ten years and eight adoptions later, the Elliott’s have the family that they’ve always wanted. Although caring for eight special needs children on a tight budget can get tough, Frank Elliott says that they “wouldn’t have it any other way.”
Their son Vladamir, 7, was born with SOX2 anophthalmia syndrome, a rare disorder that caused him to be born without eyes and with severe developmental delays. Althought Vladamir requires constant specialized care, he lives life with grace and calm and helps anchor the family.