Wednesday, October 10, 2012


So, I'll just get straight to the point:

We've been matched with a birth mother!!

We got a phone call on Monday that a birth mother has chosen us to adopt her sweet baby. She is a young African-American woman, and her baby boy is due November 4th! We are SO EXCITED!!!

Your prayers for our baby boy are coveted. He has a heart condition known as transposition of the great arteries. He will need surgery 5-10 days after birth to correct his condition. He will be in the hospital for 4-6 weeks after the surgery. Which means, we will have an extended stay in Charleston, SC, once he is born. There is also a chance the birth mother could be induced as early as October 23rd. We would love for little man to cook a little longer if possible! We need prayers for this sweet baby, for his birth mother, and for our sanity while we get ready & while we wait! Please, please pray for a safe & smooth delivery and surgery! Thank you all!!

Natalie is so excited to have a baby brother soon!!!


  1. I could not be more proud of you, Baron, and Natalie for offering a warm, Christian family home to this unborn boy with different skin color and an imperfect heart. He will be blessed to see the love of God reflected in the faces of his chosen father and mother from the day of his birth. It is going to be a fun adventure!

  2. I am so excited for you and your family! I will be praying for you all.

  3. I'm so happy! I'll be praying for all of you in the coming weeks and especially this precious baby boy and his heart.

  4. I echo what Roxy said. I'm proud of you, too. And, we'll be praying for his health - and looking forward to introducing him to Vogel. Got to start the kid off right!

  5. So excited for you all! Again, our adoption journeys overlap. Natalie arrived right before Caleb came home and it looks like your baby boy will arrive right before Caelyn comes home! Praying for you all and for your precious boy's heart.