Which One Shows True Love

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This article is called “Which one showed True love?” This is not my writing or my material. (Only the conclusion is mine).  It is a story I feel needs to be heard. This article was written By, Nicole Pelletiere. She is with, Health-Family & Relationships. This was also presented on, Good Morning America, and presented on, Yahoo News.

I will say, “I admire and respect this man in the article.” I asked the question, ” Which One Shows True Love?” Maybe you will comment and give me your opinion. 

When Samuel Forrest of Armenia heard a baby crying from outside his wife’s hospital room, he knew his life would change forever.

Not only had he become a father, but he would soon receive some unexpected news about his newborn son. c3be8230-ad87-11e4-8888-97b1e057548a_HT_samuel_forrest_2_sk_150205_4x3_992

“This pediatrician walks out of the room with a little bundle — that was Leo,” Forrest said. “She had his face covered up and hospital authorities wouldn’t let me see him or my wife. When the doctor came out, he said ‘there’s a real problem with your son.’

Forrest followed doctors and nurses into a room where he’d finally get to meet his baby.

“When I walked into the room they all turned to me and said ‘Leo has Down syndrome,” he told ABC News. “I had a few moments of shock.”

After the news had sunk in, Forrest held Leo for the very first time.

“They took me in see him and I looked at this guy and I said, he’s beautiful — he’s perfect, and I’m absolutely keeping him.”

Soon Forrest walked into his wife’s hospital room with Leo in his arms.

Her reaction was unlike one he ever expected.

“I got the ultimatum right then,” he said. “She told me if I kept him, then we would get a divorce.”

Attempts to reach the hospital for comment weren’t immediately successful. The baby’s mother, Ruzan Badalyan, told ABC News that she did have a child with “Down Syndrome, ” and she has left her husband, who has the child, but she declined to elaborate.

Forrest, who’s from Auckland, New Zealand, said he was completely unaware of the hospital practices in Armenia when it came to children.

“What happens when a baby like this is born here, they will tell you that you don’t have to keep them,” he said. “My wife had already decided, so all of this was done behind my back.”

Despite his wife’s warnings, Forrest said he never had a doubt in his mind that he would hold onto his son.

One week after his birth, Leo’s mom filed for divorce.c3a97390-ad87-11e4-92dd-79df6a6eae31_HT_samuel_forrest_1_sk_150205_4x3_992

“It’s not what I want,” Forrest said. “I didn’t even have a chance to speak with her in private about it.”

Forrest, who works as a freelance business contractor, has plans for He and Leo to move to his native country of New Zealand where he said they’ll receive support from loved ones.

In the meantime, he’s enlisted for some help on his GoFundMe page titled “Bring Leo Home.”

“This really came out of the blue for me,” he said. “I don’t have a lot, I have very little in fact. The goal is to raise enough for a year so I can get a part-time job so Leo doesn’t have to be in daycare and I can help care for him. He’s lost a lot in two weeks. It’d be different if he had his mommy.”

Forrest has recently been working with disability awareness groups to share his story in the hopes that parents will become better educated on children with special needs.

“After what I’ve been through with Leo, I’m not going to sit back and watch babies be sent to orphanages,” he said. “As a child with Down syndrome, that becomes somewhat of a label. If we can get around this label, we’ll see that they’re normal. They’re a little different from us, but they’re still normal.

“They all have niches and I want to work hard to find out where Leo’s special. This little guy is great.”

Family & Relationships

By Nicole Pelletiere

Good Morning America. Presented on Yahoo News.


I could not ever walk away and leave a child like this. Samuel was the one who showed true love. It is very apparent that Samuel’s wife only had conditional love for her own baby, and her husband. It appears she was desperate to throw away her husband and her own child. I can only assume he was not ready for her ultimatum. I have to ask this question dear reader. “WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE DONE?” Children are innocent and they are gifts from God. Life is not fair, and life is not always easy. I know of no perfect people here on earth. We all face trials and hardships in this life. 

In our world and society, it is so easy to kill, (ABORT) babies. Just get rid of “IT.” No, a child is not and “IT.” I have heard all the excuses of how a baby is going to ruin the person’s life. But they never talk about how they are going to ruin their baby’s life. 

Your thoughts, opinions and comments are welcome so leave them below in the comment section. I challenge you to click on the blue link, it is in real time RAY.
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  1. Michelle

    Hi Ray. This article really brought out my emotions. I have the highest respect for Mr. Samuel Forrest and can hardly comprehend what he has had to endure and go through with his precious son. As a mom, I cannot even begin to understand how one could give up their own flesh and blood.

    I believe that God has made each one of us perfect in His eyes and if we would only trust in Him and believe that He makes no mistakes. What a wonderful father this little boy has, and he may never even know it. Very touching story and I thank you for sharing it with us.

  2. Emily

    Hi Ray
    that is quite an interesting concept you have there as a website. A very touching and fitting story. What a choice he had to make, but then again was there a choice? Sometimes struggles or surprises show people’s true character. In this case, the true character and heart of both the husband and the wife. Very touching

    1. admin

      Thanks Emily and Michelle. I agree with both of you and it is very sad to see how selfish people are but it shows their true character.

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