The Lucky Few
By Heather Avis
Finding God’s Best in the Most Unlikely Places
When Heather and Josh Avis decided to grow their family, adoption and Down syndrome were never in their plans. Yet after adopting three children, two of whom have Down syndrome, they quickly discovered that God’s best for their life would be found in the most unlikely places, and how lucky they were to have journeyed there.
Genre: Reality / Docudrama
Themes: Adoption, courage, faith, Down syndrome, special needs children, love, familial bonds, resilience
Location: Southern California
Heather Avis: unable to bear children of her own, she seeks to adopt only to discover her heart for children with disabilities is bigger and more powerful than she could have imagined.
Josh Avis: husband to Heather, on the journey of adoption with his wife, Heather
Macyn Avis: the first of the Avis’s children, a daughter, adopted in her infancy, afflicted with pulmonary hypertension and Down syndrome with a serious heart defect
Truly Avis: second adopted baby in the Avis family, another daughter, no known health problems
August Avis: third adopted baby in the Avis family, a son, afflicted with Down syndrome, also with a serious heart condition
Vickie and Kaapo: birth parents of Macyn, from Armenia, want to maintain contact w/birth daughter
Sami: August’s birth mother who decided to put her unborn baby up for adoption
Heather Avis is a wife, mother to three beautiful children and an author. Formerly working as an Education Specialist, she is now a stay at home mom, and blogger. She cares fiercely for the underdog and believes God’s goodness and beauty are found in the most seemingly uncomfortable places.