Tuesday's Child: Family adopts third son born with narcotics addiction
COLORADO SPRINGS -
A Colorado Springs family is growing once again. When we first introduced you to Tim and Gabrielle King, they'd adopted two little boys born addicted to narcotics, but they had room in their hearts and home for more. News5 was there as baby Soren's adoption became official.
"Just because they have addictions or issues doesn't mean they shouldn't have a good family," Tim King told News5 in January. Sons Landon and Thaedyn were both born addicted to meth, so when Tim and Gabrielle were asked to take in a four day old Safe Haven baby, left at the hospital by his biological mother, they didn't think twice.
"He is our little sunshine," Gabrielle said. "That's why we're in yellow today. He's always happy."
Soren was also born with a meth addiction. "There are times when the withdrawls are hard, and they last a long time at night," said Gabrielle. While the King's have helped Soren through his newborn addiction, it will likely have lifelong impacts.
"He does have a form of epilepsy because of it, but it doesn't slow him down," she said. After spending the first 14 months of his life with the Kings, Soren's adoption became official.
"I know that we can handle whatever comes our way with it," said Tim. "It's just whether or not, how it affects him."
Soren will always have loving parents, big brothers, as well as dozens of family members and friends to support him. "We've been truly blessed by our friends and family who have supported us in this journey," Gabrielle said.