A baby has died after being taken away from a lesbian couple that were just days away from finalizing his adoption.
Heidi and Rachel McFarland, from Iowa, took four-month-old boy Gabriel home from the hospital in what they hoped would be the beginning of their happy family.
After the married couple helped cut the umbilical cord, they spent every waking moment with Gabriel until he was returned to his birth parents.
‘It’s like he knew instantly,’ Rachel McFarland said. ‘We were his mommas’.