Life is full of coincidences. If that’s the case, the narrative in this article can be classified as a true act of fate. Fate bought Marc Hadden and his daughter together, and their story will most likely surprise you as you read it all the way through.
Marc Hadden, the protagonist of our story, is a firefighter. He expected November 14, 2011, to be just another average day at work; nevertheless, it turned out to be everything but.
Marc went to his 24-hour shift as usual, and the day started out regularly. Then, out of nowhere, his shift assignment was modified, and he was sent to the medical unit. His unit was dispatched to a woman who gave birth to a baby girl the following night, Rebecca Grace, whom Marc and his wife would subsequently adopt. Marc was the one who gave birth to the child. He explains, this is the destiny and Grace is our daughter.
Marc and his team took Gracie and her mother to the hospital after the delivery. Soon after that the girl had placed for adoption. Marc immediately “began making calls, asking anyone who would listen for advice on how to adopt Gracie,” he added.
Marc Hadden recalls, “It was a long night, did not know about the possibility”. “The next morning, we found out it was conceivable, and things got moving quickly.” We brought Grace home 48 hours later.
Marc and his wife, Beth, already had two children. They want more children but were unable to do so. Marc Hadden was apprehensive about adopting the daughter because he already had two sons. Marc recounts, “It was terribly terrifying, but also the most lovely feeling.” Grace’s arrival also elicited a lot of excitement from the rest of the family.
“We’ve never looked back. And she has become an inseparable part of our family.”
Marc explains, “We share the knowledge that we have into each other’s lives for a reason.” He strives to spend as much time as possible with his daughter. And he makes the most of it.
He and his wife made the decision not to keep Grace’s past hidden from her. Marc explains, “The decision to tell Gracie from the beginning was to respect her.” They believed it was only right for Grace to realize how unique she was. They didn’t want to start their relationship off on the wrong foot by keeping something from her.