Firefighter Adopts Baby Girl He Delivered After Responding to Fateful Call
Marc Hadden and his wife had been wanting to adopt, and suddenly baby Grace was in their arms.
Here's a story that's going to make you believe in destiny. It all started when Myrtle Beach, South Carolina first responder Marc Hadden was just doing his job one November night. The firefighter ended up delivering a baby girl after responding to a 911 call of a woman in labor who couldn't get to the hospital in time.
"It was just a somewhat normal call. Very quickly we realized that it was going to be a life changer for us," Hadden told WMBF about meeting a baby who would become his daughter.
You see, Hadden and his wife Beth learned the next day that the newborn baby girl was being put up for adoption. The couple had always wanted to add to their family of four, and this opportunity felt like fate.
Explains Beth, "Ever since we had the boys, we knew that we wanted more children. But I was pre-term with them so we knew that it wasn't possible to have any more babies. And we had it in our minds and in our hearts for years to adopt and we just left it in God's hands. We said if its meant to be, it will be."
Two days after Hadden delivered the baby girl, whom they named Grace, she was coming home with him.
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Baby Grace joins big brother Will and Parker, and the family says they couldn't be happier. "I don't even think about her being adopted. She's ours and we love her," Hadden told WMBF.
Melissa Willets is a writer/blogger and a mom. Find her on Facebook where she chronicles her life momming under the influence. Of coffee.