A fabulous update for a newborn baby girl found abandoned at the side of a road in Afghanistan by soldiers.
Polish soldiers checking a route near the military base found the baby wrapped in a towel.
Less than a week later, the little girl they called Pola (for Poland) now has a family.
As reported by Good Morning America on Yahoo, the tiny girl as been adopted by a childless Afghan couple.
The new father Mohammad Zahir, a 29-year-old shopkeeper, has been married to his wife for four years but they haven’t been able to have a baby. The family was apparently on a waiting list for any unwanted baby at the hospital the baby had been taken to. Zahir contacted the hospital and told them he and his wife desperately wanted the baby.
Baz Mohammad Himat, director of health in Ghazni, says, “They promised to take care of her for the rest of their lives.”
Zahir and his wife are ecstatic. “We have named her Arya [which means happiness], and we will take care of her forever,” the adoptive father said yesterday. “She has completely changed our lives. We are so happy. The whole family has been supportive of our decision.”
Photo Credit: Rahmatullah Alizad
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