It’s a BOY!

We received a call from the social worker earlier this morning to ask if we would be willing to take a “legal risk” baby that was born last Monday – Nov 16th. The legal risk is that the birthfather does not want to sign over his rights but the lawyer is confident that the court will terminate his rights due to the circumstances. Of course our answer was YES!
The social worker was going to the hospital to meet the birthmum & so we awaited the decision. The baby was born at 36 weeks & needed some oxygen, hence he is still in the hospital. He is due to be released on Monday. We just got the call saying we have been chosen so Richard & I are out the door! The baby is in Billings which is 200 miles away. Michelle is staying here with Daniel & Hannah as that will make things much easier for us.

The baby’s name is Caleb Alexander – the birthmum named him & although we had a different name planned we like this so are going to keep it. He weighed 7lb 13 ozs & was 21″ long. I know no other details but we are taking our laptop so will update you later this weekend with a picture etc.



13 Responses to “It’s a BOY!”

  1. Jeannette says:

    Oh Liz! I am so happy for you all! And little Caleb is so lucky to be going to such a loving home. I will pray for all of you this evening. Congratulations again!

  2. Jan Scholl says:

    I am a birth mother from 38 years ago and I am so glad there are special people like you on this planet. Caleb is perfect! Of the heart. :grin::grin::grin:

  3. Lorie says:

    Oh, my word..that is SO exciting…congratulations! I can’t wait to hear more!

  4. Katie Skiff says:

    Way to go guys, good luck. I have such admiration for foster parents, it’s a tough duty. Anxious to hear updates.

  5. Connie P says:

    Congratulations! Thats wonderful news and the baby was born on my birthday the 16th!

  6. Julia Stainton says:

    Oh I’m so excited for you Liz and Richard! I hope everything works out well for you. What a beautiful name. Can’t wait to see some photos!

  7. Jody M says:

    Congratulations. I hope everything works out for you. My sister and her husband adpoted 4 children thru the foster care system in Washington state. They are great kids.

  8. Kelly says:

    Congrats on the new arrival; I still remember when Hannah came to y’all. Just don’t tell Tulip about the new baby, she might think it’s yet another one on her teet! LOL

    Lots of love to all of you and here’s to at least one restful night in the next few months!


  9. lacyquilter says:

    How exciting! Congratulations! One of life’s pleasures.

  10. Laura says:

    this is wonderful, I’m so happy for you!

  11. Lee says:

    Congratulations on Caleb. Your family sounds like the perfect support system for him. There is nothing like bringing a new baby home. I want to take this time to wish your family a Happy Thanksgiving.

  12. Marilyn Gordon says:

    I am so thrilled for your family. What a wonderful home Caleb gets to join, one full of love and fun. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  13. sharyn davis says:

    just found your website and want to share in your happiness….I am thrilled for your family and hope to see some pictures when you bring your bundle of joy home. Congratulations!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *