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Daksha Mistry


It was in the spring of 2003 when we met our two toddler boys for the very first time. The nervousness we felt the night before meeting them for the first time, was paralysing. We knew this was the biggest life changing moment in our lives - going from zero to two children overnight. At this pivotal point, we found...
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Challenges we faced with Jaylan and how we coped.

The first 6 months of Jaylan being born were challenging for my husband and I. Soon after the birth of Jaylan we learnt that he was suffering from a heart condition called Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), which is where the connecting channel (called the ductus arteriosus) between the foetus’ heart and lungs remains open until after birth, where they can…

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Our Adoption Process Begins

The sheer excitement felt was undefinable, as we finally embarked on our adoption journey, knowing there had to be some resolve this time around. Unfortunately, for us it possessed a somewhat lengthy timeline, almost two years in total - from registering to finding a suitable profile match. Registering to adopt Even going back 20 years there were some choices on...
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DECISION TO ADOPT Updated: Feb 26 I would like to say it’s something ‘you just know’ but the reality for many couples will be quite different. Before even thinking about adoption, unfortunately, many will experience one crossroad after another, confused and uncertain whilst they contemplate a multitude of factors. Questioning and deliberating at different junctures in their lives. Here is some…

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Down Syndrome – This is our story!

My name is Manjula and I am a full-time working mum of a family of 4 - my husband Prakash, my daughter Verisa, and my son Jaylan, who has Down Syndrome. Just under four years after the birth of our daughter, my husband and I were blessed again with the birth of our son. Jaylan is now 23 years old...
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My Extraordinary Family

We are a family of five based in the South East. Mum, Dad and three kids but we are no ordinary family! Our story is one of interest as it covers the adoption of three beautiful toddlers, along with reflecting on the challenges faced: the approval to adopt, the education system, transpiring disorders, support networks and more. My husband and...
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Welcome to our Blog

Welcome to our Blog Welcome to the Kes-Vir Blog. Let me introduce myself, I’m Daksha and I live in Berkshire. I have a beautiful family with husband of 30+ years. We have two children, a son and daughter. My son and daughter-in-law are married and have a beautiful son. As well as having a loving family, I am the founder...
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