Second child for baseballer Shea Hillenbrand

The Toronto Blue Jays Shea Hillenbrand and his wife, Jessica, adopted daughter Dakota Grace late last week. The couple applied to adopt a child in June and were pleasantly surprised when they were paired up with a young woman who gave birth this past Friday.

"We didn’t really want to tell anyone about it because the mother had the right to change her mind right up until the very last minute," said the 30-year-old first baseman by telephone from the hospital where his new daughter was born. "I got a call last Friday that they were going to induce labor, then we found out she was born that afternoon. I played that night and then hopped on a plane right after.”

This is the couple’s second child. Their son, Austin, 18 months, was also adopted. "We’re just thrilled with it. There is absolutely no difference than if [Jessica] had given birth to them. They are our children,” said Shea.

Source: TheStar

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