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Baby Without A Brain Adopted By Selfless Parents

One couple didn't expect their family to grow any bigger, until they got a phone call. While it might not have been the ideal situation, they embraced the opportunity, and the little baby, with open arms.

Allison and Josh never expected to have a big family, but a few years into their marriage they had five children. Four were their biological children, and one was adopted. They thought they might be finished, but then came a phone call.

A friend called the couple to say she knew a pregnant woman who could not keep and care for her baby. The friend asked Allison if she and Josh would be interested in adopting another little one, and the couple accepted.

Another startling phone call came, this time to tell the couple that the woman was pregnant with twins. The couple felt blessed for the new additions to their family and raced to the hospital.

On the way, they got one last heartbreaking call. One of the babies had only a brain stem, and her brain did not develop. She might not make it through the night, the family was told. The family was heartbroken, but they embraced the baby nonetheless.

The baby girl, named Ava, survived for nearly six months. The family feels blessed to have had the little angel with them for so long. Mom Allison wrote on her blog, "And while the grief may seek to destroy me and the darkness threatens to consume me, my hope lies somewhere else than what I’ve witnessed over these past few days. A peace finds its way into my heart as I rest in the assurance that Ava – that delight whom we loved on earth for 176 days – has new eyes that are open to see something far greater than my mind can even comprehend."

Source: Inspire More
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