trinityJust last week local news station WGN ran a story about the Illinois Safe Haven Law. And in their story, they featured one of our beloved Holt-Sunny Ridge families — the Haack family!

The Safe Haven Law’s purpose is to protect both birth parents and their newborns, stating that an infant, under 30 days old, may be safely relinquished to staff at any Illinois hospital, fire station or police station. The mother may remain anonymous, and the child will be safely placed with a permanent, loving family through adoption.

This news story came out at an especially meaningful time for the Haack family. It was around this time two years ago that their daughter Trinity came into their lives.

Christie Haack recounts their adoption story here:

“At around 7:30 the Thursday before Thanksgiving. Nancy Crouch called to let us know that a beautiful, dark-haired baby girl was relinquished at a fire department earlier that day. And there was the chance we could take her home on Saturday, less than 48 hours later — the Saturday before Thanksgiving!

Through our adoption journey, I learned that everything is in God’s time. Every year now, on the Thursday before Thanksgiving, I’ll always remember how one fateful phone call would change the rest of our lives forever! This was the day we found out about Trinity. This was the day we fell in love with the little girl we didn’t know anything about yet. This is the day we prepared to open our hearts to her. This is the day she stole our hearts…Even before we knew her. Trinity, you are loved so much!”

See the full story and video from WGN here.