Dennis and Carita Chen have trying to have their own baby for nine years but it wasn’t in the cards yet.
They had fertility issues so they knew they won’t be able to have a child of their own.
They finally decided that they would seek a baby through adoption.
They initially planned for foreign adoption. But then a friend connected them to an adoption attorney who was looking for an Asian couple to adopt a baby about to be born. They were so excited and said yes to the attorney.
Unfortunately, the birth mother later changed her mind because she wanted a member of her family to adopt her baby.
This broke Dennis and Carita’s hearts. They had been looking forward to becoming parents at last but it seemed it wasn’t meant for them to be parents of this baby.
Being devout Christians, they continued to pray for God’s guidance to help them with their adoption journey.
And He definitely answered their nine-year prayer journey to finally have kids.
The adoption wasn’t going to happen and the hospital social worker called the Chen’s and asked if they’d still like to take custody of the baby.
The adoption fell through and no one was taking the baby home.
The Chens agreed and they flew from Austin, Texas to Fresno, California for the baby. From Fresno, they traveled 30 minutes north of Fresno to a town called Madera and straight to Madera Community Hospital.
“No trip I’ve ever taken, regardless of distance, has felt longer than this one,” Dennis documented on their blog.
It was already 9:30 pm when they arrived at the hospital and they had to enter through the Emergency Room.
They were nervous. From the time they got the call to getting on the plane to driving to Madera, they were nervous and didn’t know what to expect.
But thankfully, they were also at peace.