The concept and value of family is hardwired into the core of every human being. Yes, you may sometimes hate your older sibling for being mean or think your parents are unfair but at the end of the day, they still love you and you still love them.

Family is a life-long relationship, often times the longest one we have throughout our lives. Family has an immense impact on who we grow up to be in life. Above all, family is always that one special place where we can feel loved and safe from the sometimes terrifying world.

This is the kind of example that Damian Pighin and Ariel Vijarra are now showing to the world.

This is Olivia, daughter of Damian & Ariel

Image credits: Ariel Vijarra

They are the first openly gay couple to be married in Santa Fe, Argentina, and currently the parents of two adopted young girls, Olivia and Victoria. Both Ariel and Damien work for an NGO that helps couples adopt unwanted children.

Image credits: Buen Día Rosario

Image credits: Ariel Vijarra

Damien and Ariel took Olivia into their family when she was just less than a month old.

Image credits: Ariel Vijarra

The two gents waited around 3 years to adopt Olivia

Image credits: Ariel Vijarra

After being rejected by 10 families because she was born with HIV, the couple received a phone call and were offered the chance to adopt her. They had been waiting about three years for this call.

Image credits: Ariel Vijarra

Image credits: Ariel Vijarra

The two gents had absolutely no doubts about this. As soon as they were able to hold and feed her without her even letting out a single cry, Damien and Ariel understood that there is a special connection.

Fortunately, Olivia’s treatment was successful, meaning that she can lead a normal life now

Image credits: Ariel Vijarra

Image credits: Ariel Vijarra

Olivia began treatment right away, showing positive results almost immediately. Soon, the parents received good news—tests showed that the virus was no longer detectable in her body.

Image credits: Ariel Vijarra

Image credits: Ariel Vijarra

Even though there is no cure for HIV as of now, this was still good news as it meant that Olivia would no longer have to suffer the negatives of the virus, nor would the virus be able to spread to others.

Image credits: Ariel Vijarra

Since then, the couple has adopted a second girl named Victoria. The two young ladies are of similar age, turning 5 this year.

This is how the internet expressed their support for the lovely family of 4