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Happy Adoption Finalization Day!!

Friends in Adoption is thrilled to announce that Allison and Beth Anne from Chicago, IL finalized the adoption of their son Zachary on the first week of August, 2020. Congratulations to the happy family!

“We began April 2020 filled with uncertainty about the future. The world was in the throes of the COVID pandemic, and much of what we had previously taken for granted in our everyday lives was suddenly upended. Each day seemed to bring new challenges and we wondered if we would ever re-experience “normal life” again.

On April 20, we realized that we were going to have to completely reimagine “normal life”: we got a call from FIA that a baby boy had been born the day before, and we had been chosen as his adoptive family! In a blur of phone calls, suitcases, and spiraling emotions, we quickly planned the logistics of our cross-country road trip and headed from Chicago to upstate New York. We pulled into the hospital parking lot in the very early hours of the morning, and after donning our masks and washing our hands, the nurses wheeled in our sleeping baby boy. We will never forget the tiny yellow cap he was wearing, or the strawberry blond mohawk that was hiding underneath! We had not been able to choose a name before, but somehow seeing that shock of hair made the name “Zachary” seem like a perfect fit.

Thanks to FIA’s amazing team, we were able to leave New York a few days later and drove back home with Zachary in tow. Zach has been the center of our world ever since, and he has grown into a happy, wiggly little baby who loves music, peekaboo, and the outdoors. We are sure someday he will have many questions about his adoption story and we look forward to sharing with him all the amazing people who helped bring our family together. We recently finalized Zach’s adoption via Skype—another new experience!—and can’t wait to spend the rest of our lives as his proud parents.” –Allison and Beth Anne


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