We soon learned that the baby's due date was the Feast Day of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, Disciple of the Sacred Heart. We also learned that the birth mother, who was raised Catholic, had an image of the Sacred Heart hanging prominently in her home.
After our ninth First Friday Mass, the adoption was agreed to by the birth mother and my family. The birth mother and my family independently chose the same name for the child. The name was derived from the Sacred Heart.
We are happy to welcome this new life into our home, as the adoption has been made official. We know this was an answered prayer thanks to the Enthronement to the Sacred Heart.