For Eva Goeb, this holiday season brought the ultimate gift: meeting the new granddaughter she didn't even know she had.
The Sunday before Christmas, Goeb received a surprise visit from her son and daughter-in-law, accompanied by their recently adopted daughter, Lily. Though parents Donny and Miranda Goeb announced they were beginning the adoption process on Facebook back in October, they decided to hold off on announcing the adoption placement until they could tell their families in person.
"We decided to keep the placement a secret from our families because adoption placements can fail," the couple wrote on their GoFundMe Page. "We didn't want to tell them they had a granddaughter too soon only to have to painfully recant our announcement. We also did not want to share the happy news over the phone."
Based on Goeb's heart-melting reaction, we can understand why:
Once Lily was born on December 8 and officially placed with her adoptive parents, the couple traveled all the way from their home in Honolulu, Hawaii to Franklin, Indiana for a surprise visit.
"We hid our secret for almost 10 days before we could fly home," Miranda told WTHR News.
And, by the looks of it, this Christmas surprise was well worth the wait.
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