A little more than two years ago, a newborn baby with blue eyes was dropped off at an urgent care center in Oklahoma, wrapped up in a blanket with his umbilical cord still attached.
His mother, a homeless woman, wanted him to be safe, KOTV reported. But, the people who would adopt him don’t blame her for her actions.
“I think she did the best thing any mom could do,” Amy said told KOTV.
After Amy and Todd moved to Oklahoma, they knew they wanted “more kiddos,” Amy wrote in a submission to Love What Matters.
“Little did we know what an amazing miracle God had in store for our family,” she said.
On Nov. 25, 2015, the couple’s adoption agency called and asked if they could come by to “sign some papers quickly,” but it wasn’t the best time for the busy family.
“We were busy packing the kids and the dogs for our trip to the lake for Thanksgiving,” Amy said. I asked if we could come by and sign the papers when we got back in town, but they were very adamant that Todd and I needed to come by as soon as possible. I left Todd and the kids home to continue to pack and I got ready to go get the paperwork.”
In a fateful twist of events, Todd told Amy on her way out that he had seen a report on the news about a baby boy who was dropped off with his umbilical cord still attached.
“I said, ‘That is the saddest thing ever. Do you think that is our baby?’ Todd said, ‘I doubt it. He’s probably pretty sick,’ and off I went to get the paperwork,” Amy wrote. “Little did we know on that short mile-drive, our life was about to be blessed beyond all understanding.”
When Amy arrived at the adoption agency, she could tell that “everyone had been crying.”
After showing her the same new report that her husband had referenced, the staff at the adoption agency told Amy that she had a newborn son to meet.
“You don’t have more paperwork to sign,” they told her. “He’s waiting for you in the NICU. He’s yours.”
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“There are no words to describe all the emotions I felt at that moment,” Amy said. “They explained they wanted both of us there to tell us at the same time that us being a match with W was nothing short of God.”
The couple had to act fast. They stopped by the store, bought Baby W a elephant stuffed animal and a gray blanket, coming up with a name for him on the way.
Amy said that when they finally got to him, they “instantly” knew he was part of the family, despite a heartbreaking name tag that read “Baby Boy Unknown.”
“It blows our mind that God chose us to be his parents,” she said.
Over the next week, Baby W was monitored in the NICU as his newfound mom and dad came to check up on him.
A “draining” adoption process proceeded the happy meeting, Amy said.
“If you let it, fear and doubt can take you over.”
Nearly a year later, Baby W was “officially” part of the family. His mother described him as “one of a kind” and one of the “healthiest, happiest, most full of life 2-year-old.”
“God moved some mighty big mountains to align our paths,” she said. “It has been a huge reminder that God’s plan is better than we could ever imagine. We want all the people who prayed for him to know that their prayers were answered before they were spoken. God has big plans for our little tornado and we are grateful to be along for the ride!”
(H/T: Love What Matters)