The Most Amazing Boy in the World: Levi's "Where You Came From" Story

On October 24, Gays With Kids  star blogger David Blacker published "Once Upon a Time ... A 'How You Came to Us' Story." This brilliantly simple (or simply brilliant) piece showed me how I could explain to my son Levi how my husband and I came into his life. Here's our story.

This is the story of a boy. Not just any boy, oh no. This is the story of the most amazing boy in the world.

But let me begin at the beginning. Once upon a time, there were two people, Brian and Ferd, who loved each other very much. How could they be so sure? That’s easy: they knew it in their hearts.

Brian and Ferd had loved each other for a long time and they were very happy. But in their hearts they knew something was missing. No, not something; someone. They really wanted a family. Little kids they could take care of, watch grow up and love as much as any kids had ever been loved. How could they be so sure? That’s easy: they knew it in their hearts.

Brian and Ferd are boys, and boys can’t have babies growing in their bellies. So they asked everyone they knew, and lots of people they didn’t know, if they knew of a baby who needed a family. They looked for weeks and months and years. It was taking so long they were beginning to think it would never happen.

But then, one day, Brian and Ferd got a phone call. A woman in Brooklyn had just given birth to a baby boy. This woman, Laura*, couldn’t take care of him, so the baby boy needed a family. Laura wanted to know if they could give this boy a loving home.

"... and there they laid eyes on the most amazing boy ..."

Give the boy a loving home? Of course they could! For all these years this is what they had been hoping for! They rushed to the hospital in Brooklyn, and there they laid eyes on the most amazing boy, with the shiniest black hair, the softest caramel skin, and the cutest dimple on his left cheek.

I told you, this is the story of a boy. That boy. The moment Brian and Ferd saw that boy, they fell in love with him. They named him Levi Parlow Rosenberg-Van Gameren, and they became his Daddy and Papa. They knew they would love him forever and ever. How could they be so sure? That’s easy: they knew it in their hearts.

* Not her real name

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