Couple Adopt Abandoned Baby Who Still Had His Umbilical Cord Attached. The Family Is Thriving Today

Date February 8, 2019

For Todd and his wife, one thing was for certain: They knew that they wanted to adopt a baby at some point in their lives. What they were not sure of was when, since the process of adoption can be unpredictable. They soon realized that God had set a plan in motion.

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In November 2015, the family was preparing for a trip to the lake where they were going to celebrate Thanksgiving. They received a call from their adoption agency and were asked if they could come around to sign some important papers.

The mom left the dad at home with the kids so she could rush to the agency and return in time for the trip.

As she was heading out, her husband told her about a news report he saw concerning a baby that was dropped off at a local urgent care with his umbilical cord still attached. The child's mom was homeless and could not take care of him. Todd then asked his wife if she thought that was their baby.

The woman was not so sure, "I doubt it. He’s probably pretty sick," she said.

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When she arrived at the agency, she was shown the news report that her husband had just told her about before. The mom was floored when they told her they wanted her family to adopt the infant.

She hurried home and told her husband and kids the big news. Their plans changed immediately as they all packed up but for a different trip this time. They were heading to the hospital.

They came up with a name on their way there and everyone was excited to meet baby W.

The child had undergone quite an ordeal, which took a toll on his health. He was in the NICU for a while before they could finally take him home.

Now W is thriving and the family feels blessed every day that he's doing so great. He turned three on November 11, 2018. His parents share updates on the Facebook page, Through My Eyes.

This family's story is a reminder that everything can change in an instant and all you have to do is keep the faith.

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