The couple wanted to start a family.
However, they were unable to do so and decided that if this occurs, they will not use surrogacy or IVF and will instead adopt a child from an orphanage.
The couple decided to give the African child a better life.
The family went to the Congo, they thought that the procedure for adopting a boy from Africa was very simple.
But it turned out quite the opposite.
There are absolutely different rules and principles.
The adoption took about 2.5 years, plus all this time the couple solved bureaucratic issues.
In addition, the couple had to pay the authorities 35 thousand dollars for the child.
Elena came to the conclusion that orphans in Africa are a part of their business.
Mathias was three years old when he was finally allowed to see his family.
Elena began his training.
In addition, the child had a number of undiagnosed diseases, and his parents began to take him to hospitals.
But the biggest stab in the back for the couple was that all relatives and friends turned away from them, no one wanted to accept a dark-skinned child into their environment.
Parents all the time caught disapproving glances and whispering behind their backs.
They realized that they could not live in such an environment and left for the USA.
They have been living in another country for 15 years.
Now Mathias is 18 years old, he is preparing for college.
The boy is fond of basketball and is a member of the school team.
Over time, his parents told the whole truth about his adoption, and he already dreams of visiting his homeland.