‘God’s Hand is Absolutely in This’: Baby Left in Shoebox at Fire Station Finds Forever Home

In Kentucky, a couple’s prayers were answered with the adoption of a baby boy left in a shoebox at a fire station.

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Chris and Brittany Tyler, from Louisville, faced infertility issues. They had already adopted two boys when they heard about Sam. Chris said, “This is just an amazing story of grace being shown.” Sam was discovered in a baby box at the Louisville Fire Department.

“God’s hand is absolutely in this.” Chris Tyler said.

A note from his biological mother, filled with love, was left with him.

Kentucky’s Safe Haven Law allows parents to safely surrender newborns. This law ensured Sam’s safety and health from the start. “Our firefighters are very competent and capable, and very well versed on the law,” said Bobby Cooper of the Louisville Fire Department.

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Brittany Tyler shared their adoption journey, stating, “We have been struggling with infertility for a long time.” The couple chose adoption as a way to grow their family.

Learning about Sam, Brittany prayed, “When I read his story, I prayed that we would be the home chosen to take him in.” Their prayers were answered, and soon, they were at the hospital, holding Sam, who weighed just 3 pounds. Sam’s arrival before Christmas was a blessing for them.

Sam’s integration into the Tyler family included memorable moments, like newborn photos at the fire station and a photo shoot on his first birthday. The fire department considers Sam part of its family, with Cooper saying, “We’re glad to be part of Sam’s story.”

The Tylers, who have fostered 17 children, are now adopting a fourth child, a baby girl.

God’s hand is at work in our lives, turning our prayers into miracles. Let us see every adoption story like Sam’s as a reminder of His grace and love in action.

James 1:27 – “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.