Two years ago, a baby named Blaze was born with a rare heart defect and spent the first months of his life in an intensive care unit of a children’s hospital in Peoria, Illinois.
While Blaze was there, Angela Farnan was one of the nurses who cared for him.
It was a tricky situation because the parents didn’t live near the hospital and didn’t have the resources to care for the baby.
At that time, Angela stepped up and agreed to assume short-term guardianship while Blaze was in the hospital.
As the months passed, Blaze grew stronger and stronger – and was finally able to go home. Angela was sad to see the little boy go.
Then, in March 2018, Blaze’s biological parents reached out to Angela and asked if she and her husband, Rick, would adopt Blaze. They agreed without hesitation.
While it was difficult to give up her son, the mother realized it was the best thing to do for Blaze.
And, Angela and Rick are thrilled to have Blaze in their life. They describe him as full of life, with a smile that lights up the room. (WFMY-TV)