Thursday, January 20, 2011
Happy Adoption Day, Lael! - December 23, 2010
The last placement of 2010 took place on December 23rd! It took very careful planning and staff cooperation to allow us to make this placement in time for Christmas, but it was a special day that we wanted to be a part of, if at all possible. Baby Lael was placed into the arms of her adoptive parents, Tommy & Connie, by her birthmother in a hand-knit Christmas stocking that was made by the birth family.
There was not a dry eye in the room as Lael was brought in to meet the adoptive family and then, later, as Tommy shared some of what was on he and Connie's heart that afternoon and publically expressed their feelings of gratitude and love for the birth mother. This, truly, will be a special Christmas memory for the birth mother, Lael, and the adoptive family. God is good! More images are available by viewing the Happy Adoption Day, Lael slideshow. Due to confidentiality, pictures of the birth family have not been included in the slideshow.