This is a story of turmoil and love. Callie was adamant about keeping her child until her heart turned completely to him. After vacillating back and forth, she made the final decision, right before birth, to place him with the perfect couple. Theirs is an adoption that is so open that all adults feel like they belong together.

Callie kept a journal and photos about her journey to place little Leo. It’s called “My Baby, Not My Child,” and can be viewed at the Daily Iowan.