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‘I slid onto the floor as I heard the doctor speak. ‘Why do I have to have cancer again, Mama?’ Time seemed to freeze.’: Girl battles neuroblastoma, ‘Izzy continued to fight and the rest of the world just kept going’

“The call came just like it does in the movies. I sat in a rocking chair in her room and slid onto the floor as I heard the doctor speak. I stared at this little play clock. I can still see it so vividly — its tiny yellow hands stood still on its pink face. Time seemed to freeze in those moments. I would remember it as the day our life stopped.”

‘I had never seen this picture before yesterday. There is so much I don’t know.’: Adoptive mama shocked by newborn photo of son, ‘his life before us is a mystery’

“The social worker sent me a message. She was cleaning out her office and found one of my son’s baby pictures, taken months before we met him. I had never seen him make that facial expression. I wondered who took it. Where was he? There is so much I don’t know. But I do know, one day this will be so be important to him.”

‘His name tag read ‘Baby Boy Unknown.’ It didn’t stay that way long. We knew instantly, he was ours.’: Family adopts baby left at urgent care with umbilical cord still attached

“His mom was homeless and couldn’t care for him. ‘That is the saddest thing ever. Do you think that is our baby?’ My husband said, ‘I doubt it. He’s probably pretty sick.’ Off I went. ‘Is everything OK?,’ I asked. They replied, ‘He’s waiting for you in the NICU. He’s yours.’”

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