Who says nothing good ever happens when you are out after midnight?


UPDATE: I am updating last year’s post today, as I recall the day 5 years ago when we got the call that forever changed our lives . . .


Regular readers of this blog know that I rarely write about personal matters.  It typically requires a momentous moment in my life or the life of my family.  Today is precisely one of those moments.

Four years ago today a young girl sat in a hospital bed in the wee hours of the morning (i.e., after midnight) waiting to give birth to a baby boy. The girl knew that she could not keep the baby because of her circumstances. However, she also did not know what she was going to do with the baby.

While watching the television in the hospital room, she saw an advertisement for Deaconess Pregnancy & Adoption Services. It was the Deaconess commercial that inspired the girl to call Deaconess and set the process in motion of her making a courageous decision to place her baby for adoption.

The result of that decision is that my wife and I ended up becoming parents to one of the sweetest little boys in the world, David, who is four years old today. David joined our family as a a brother to the best big brother a little brother could ever hope to have, Sam.








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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."