**side note here...For anyone who believes in miracles there are so many of them in the story of how Gavin became a Forbes. For anyone who doesn't, there are some amazing coincidences. Many of them begin about here.
This expectant mother is deaf so our call was delayed a day while the social worker lined up an interpreter. The week before we learned of her, a deaf man I worked with started offering a sign language class over lunch once a week. I attended so I had a bit of a head start (not really but I did remember most of the alphabet) and it showed her that I had an interest in learning sign language. It was a nerve wracking but really good call but we had no way to gauge how she felt about it. The following morning while I was at work I got an email from the expectant mother that intimated that she had picked us after our call the previous night. I showed a co worker and forwarded it to the social worker. And yes, she had picked us! Wow. So many emotions and a fair amount of disbelief.
We made phone calls and told our families and tried unsuccessfully to keep from getting our hopes up. And we put up the crib we'd had shoved in a corner of our