'Let us adopt any baby who needs a home'

Mr Dickson Lim, 49, and his wife Allison Chong, 43, adopted their four children when they were newborn without asking to see their photos. Today, (from left) Alan is four; Daryl, six; Dawn, nine; and Amanda, eight. They attend student care and childc
Mr Dickson Lim, 49, and his wife Allison Chong, 43, adopted their four children when they were newborn without asking to see their photos. Today, (from left) Alan is four; Daryl, six; Dawn, nine; and Amanda, eight. They attend student care and childcare in the afternoon, while their parents and their domestic helper take care of them at night.PHOTO: COURTESY OF DICKSON LIM

While some may have a preference for the age or gender of the child they wish to adopt, others reach out to adopt children with special needs. The Straits Times speaks to two families who did not choose who to adopt but opened their hearts freely to those who needed a home.

While most parents do not get to choose their children, the Lims could have done so before adopting each of their four children.

But they chose not to choose.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 13, 2018, with the headline ''Let us adopt any baby who needs a home''. Print Edition | Subscribe