It all started with an unexpected phone that call my husband received early one morning before anyone else was in the office. He jumped around the office celebrating and no one was there to witness his pure joy! Our adoption agency asked if we were interested in adopting a healthy baby girl that was surrendered through the Safe Haven law. Of course, we said YES!
We arrived so early to pick up our daughter that we had to anxiously wait at a nearby McDonald’s. Because of this, our “gotcha day” celebration always includes a visit to that restaurant.
Our daughter loves the uniqueness of being a Safe Haven baby and looks forward to seeing her Safe Haven “cousins”, as she calls the other children saved by the law. Our nightly prayers include a special blessing for her birth mother, to whom we are so thankful that she knew about and was confident in the law.
Our daughter is adventurous, kind and courageous. Her favorite activities include riding her bike, reading, and playing sports for fun. She loves hearing her adoption story and is always asking me to tell her about my “happy tears”. Our gratitude goes out to all those who have worked to make this life-saving law a reality.
– A grateful Safe Haven mom
A DAUGHTER IS A BLESSING