Adoption Finalization Day!
March 31st, 2009 we finalized Luke's adoption. This day was so incredible for us, after all we didn't ask for this incredible blessing, and yet he's ours! On May 19th, 2008 we got a call from Lutheran Social Services. They asked us if we would consider taking a 2 week placement of a 48 hour old infant boy? He was to go with birth family after child protective services contacted them. Ben happened to be home early from school that day, so I turned and asked him what he thought. "Two weeks?" he said..."why not?". Probably some of the most memorable phrases uttered in this household. Luke arrived 1 hour later in his little hospital t-shirt and bracelet. That night I went in to find a verse on my dated bible study...Isaiah 9:6 says: For unto us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government shall be upon his shoulders...
Birth family was not a safe option for our little Luke, and after we met his birthmother in June she relinquished her rights with the understanding that we would adopt him. God's plans for us are so amazing are they not? We certainly did not know we were to have the honor of raising another son last May, but God has known all along! Now that the adoption is final I can finally post some pictures of this adorable little man!
Blog world, meet Luke Nathan...
Born: May 17th
Weight: 7lbs 8oz
Length: 19 3/4 inches