Adopted Boy, Grandpa Share Special Bond
An orphan boy born without his right hand fits right in at his new home in Canada. You just have to see what the boy and his new grandpa have in common.
Zach Goudie has that story.
--REPORTER PKG-AS FOLLOWS--
Natsot: "Give me a five. Yeeeee!"
THIS IS HOW KIRILL AND CHRIS FACEY SAY HELLO.
Natsot: "A stump-bump is.. every time they see each other, they now do that."
THE FACEYS HAVE BEEN KIRILL'S FAMILY FOR ONLY A FEW MONTHS.
BUT ALREADY HE SEEMS LIKE AT HOME...
ESPECIALLY WHEN HE'S WITH HIS NEW GRANDFATHER, CHRIS.
(Voice of Chris Facey, Kirill's Adopted Grandfather): "The ironic thing about Kirill having the same hand as me is I can't buy gloves with him and when we walk down the road holding hands, one of us has to walk backwards."
THREE YEARS AGO, CHRIS' SON DOUG AND WIFE LESLEY DECIDED TO ADOPT A CHILD FROM ANOTHER COUNTRY AND APPLIED WITH AN ORPHANAGE IN KAZAKHSTAN.
THEN LAST MARCH, THEY RECEIVED THIS PHOTO OF A BOY BORN MISSING HIS RIGHT HAND.
THEY KNEW RIGHT AWAY THAT HE WOULD BECOME THEIR SON.
(Doug Facey, Kirill's Adopted Father): "They kept emphasizing throughout the whole process, that 'Do you really want a child with only one hand?'"
AT THE ORPHANAGE, KIRILL HAS BEEN PASSED UP FOR ADOPTION SIX TIMES.
BUT THE FACEYS DIDN'T HESITATE BECAUSE CHRIS HAS BEEN BORN THE SAME WAY AND ACCOMPLISHED SO MUCH.
(Lesley Facey, Kirill's Adopted Mother): "How can I sit there and say 'this is gonna be a problem' when you're looking at this man who's been to the Paralympics, who played soccer, he's a great philanthropist in the city, he's a very successful businessman. How can you sit there and say 'my child won't be able to do any of that.'"
WHEN THEY FIRST MET AT ST. JOHN'S AIRPORT, KIRILL HAD NEVER SEEN ANOTHER PERSON WHO WAS MISSING A HAND.
(Chris Facey, Kirill's Adopted Grandfather/off camera): "I just stuck out my hand and reached out with his stump and he touched mine. "
AND JUST LIKE THAT...THE STUMP BUMP WAS BORN.
ZACH GOUDIE, PARADISE, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR.
Website: Amniotic Band Syndrome