This story originally appeared at LittleThings.
Marc and Beth Hadden were blessed with two sons, Will and Parker. The South Carolina couple desperately wanted another baby, but doctors told them they were unable to conceive another child.
The couple realized adoption was the best path forward, but they “left it in God’s hands” for the time being. Years went by without adopting a baby.
“We said, ‘If it’s meant to be, it will be,'” Beth recalled.
Not only is Marc a husband and father, he also works as a fireman and part-time police officer for the city of Myrtle Beach. One evening, he and his crew arrived on scene for what they thought would be a rather normal emergency call: A woman was in labor, but there was no time to get her to the hospital.
Marc eventually ended up delivering the woman’s baby.
Overflowing with happiness and excitement, Marc called Beth to tell her the amazing news. Delivering the child gave him so much joy.
But then Marc learned that the baby girl, named Grace, had immediately been put up for adoption. He and Beth realized this was the strangest and most touching twist of fate imaginable.
Two days later, the unthinkable happened. Watch the video below to meet the Hadden family, and be inspired by this happy twist of fate!