A Florida firefighter says a miracle of God has helped him and his wife start a family after ten years of trying to have a baby.
The unnamed firefighter heard the alarm go off in a Safe Haven Baby Box at his fire station.
The box allows people who are struggling for whatever reason to safely and anonymously surrender a newborn baby with no questions asked.
The fireman found a healthy baby girl wrapped in a pink blanket and instantly fell in love with her.
He took the baby to hospital and left a note inquiring about the possibility of adoption.
He detailed his and his wife’s long-standing desire for a child and their readiness to adopt, highlighting the fact that they were registered adopters, having completed all the necessary classes in Florida. All they needed was a child
The firefighter’s wife was overjoyed upon hearing the news, even as her husband cautioned against raising her hopes too soon. His worry was that the note may get misplaced, and they might miss out on the baby.
However, their prayers were answered as the little girl they named Zoey was allowed to go home with them just two days later.
The couple officially adopted her three months later, cementing their newfound joy and completing their family.
“The way I found her. This was God helping us out,” he told TODAY.com
The couple wanted the biological mother to know her baby is safe and that “she’s loved beyond words.”
Zoey was the first baby surrendered to the Safe Haven Baby Box at her adoptive dad’s fire station. The boxes have become life-saving initiatives across the United States with 148 active ones saving 32 babies so far.
Monica Kelsey, the founder of the boxes also conveyed a heartfelt message of gratitude to Zoey’s biological mother, saying: “Thank you for keeping your child safe. Thank you for bringing your child to a place that you knew was going to take care of this child. And thank you for doing what you felt was best.”