1 year old today, its been an amazing ride

David, our son, was born on May 27, 2010.  For people who know a little bit of the backstory on this, it is amazing that we are at this point.  When we first met David last May 27 we were dealing with unspeakeable pain from the loss of another child we were supposed to adopt; the birth mother had changed her mind and taken the little girl back.  We received a call on the 27th about a little baby born in Stillwater only a few hours before, whose mother wanted to place him for adoption.  We were somewhat hesistant at first but after we saw David in he nursery, covered up completely in a blanket with his massive shock of black sticking out, I think we knew we wanted to try.  The rest of the events led us to today, David’s adoption was finalized last December.

David has not erased the experience we had with the first little girl, but he has provided us joy we could not have imagined last May.  Happy Birthday David.


Posted by Shawn Roberts

On this blog, I write about and try to answer practical Oklahoma legal questions. My focus and most experience is in estate planning and business issues including Oklahoma non-compete law. I make a living as an attorney in the law firm I founded, Shawn J. Roberts, P.C. in Oklahoma City. I live in Edmond with my wife Amy and my two children, Sam (19) and David (11). We live precisely in the path of where the "wind comes sweeping down the plains."