Love Doesn’t Have Color in This Home!

Kevin and Dominique Gill received Andrew with open arms two years ago. Andrew was in state custody since he was 6 years old due to the termination of his parents’ rights. When Dominique and Andrew decided to become foster parents, they never knew they’d one day become adoptive parents.

“Our mindset was we’d help him until he found his forever home,” Dominique explained. “But after the second adoption didn’t work out, I realized God put Andrew in our lives for a reason. God made sure the adoption didn’t work out so he could come back to us.”

“During his first week with us, he sat in his room with the door closed and looked at old pictures. He didn’t want to talk,” Dominique told TODAY Parents. His siblings were adopted immediately. In the beginning, Andrew would “scream and behave badly” to try to push them away.

“He’d start shouting, ‘Just let me move out!’ But I refused to give up on him,” Dominique said. “I was like, ‘We are going to get you together.’” Through love, The Gills’ did just that! He learned how to take heed of his emotions.

Joc, Dominique’s son, asked Andrew if he wanted to play video games and they have been side by side since! TODAY notes that Dominique and Kevin asked Andrew if he wanted to become a permanent part of their family.

He was ecstatic to become a Gill! Andrew is eternally grateful for becoming part of his forever family.

Skin color was never a determining factor for this family. Andrew did not have a preference when choosing what kind of family he was going to, he just wanted a family.

Because of their outer appearance, they sometimes get funny looks in public. “Because Andrew is white and we’re black, people will stare at us,” Dominique told TODAY. “They’re confused.”

“Love doesn’t have a color. (Andrew) is our son just like Joc is our son,” Dominique says. “He’s a part of us.”

Thank you, Gill family, for showing this nation that love has no boundaries!

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