Parenthood
Man uproots family and moves to Texas to “fight” for ex-wife’s baby when no one else would
They couldn't do anything about the beginning of baby Levi's story but they could be his future. 必
Jessica Adler
04.17.24

Christie and Wesley Werts recently celebrated a beautiful family milestone.

The Ohio couple finalized the adoption of their now youngest child- a boy named Levi.

The adoption has marked the end of a long and intricate chapter in their journey as a family.

Levi, born under challenging circumstances in Texas, found a new beginning thanks to the extraordinary decision made by this couple.

TikTok - Christie Werts
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TikTok - Christie Werts

Christie was familiar with the foster system from her own childhood, and she understood deeply the importance of providing a stable home for a child in need.

Levis early days were fraught with uncertainty, though.

He was born prematurely and faced the immediate loss of his mother due to health complications, his future was anything but secure.

TikTok - Christie Werts
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TikTok - Christie Werts

Levi’s connection to the family came through an unexpected linkhis biological mother had been previously married to Wesley.

When the couple learned of Levis situation, they didnt hesitate.

Their decision to adopt him was both immediate and unwavering, despite the complex emotions involved in such a situation.

Instagram - Christie Werts
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Instagram - Christie Werts

Navigating the adoption wasnt easy.

The process involved legal challenges, including the termination of parental rights, which required the family to relocate temporarily to Texas.

Christie and Wesley undertook this upheaval with a clear focus: ensuring a better life for Levi.

Newsweek - Christie Werts
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Newsweek - Christie Werts

Back in Ohio, the family adjustment has been a journey of integration for Levi with his new siblingstwo from Christies previous relationship and two from Wesleys.

Each child brought their own experiences into the blend, creating a rich tapestry of family life.

Newsweek - Christie Werts
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Newsweek - Christie Werts

Wesleys role in this process has been particularly noteworthy.

Adopting Levi, the child of his former spouse, highlights a remarkable capacity for love and acceptance, transcending typical familial boundaries.

It’s a testament to his character and to the strength of his relationship with Christie.

TikTok - Christie Werts
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TikTok - Christie Werts

The couple’s approach to parenting emphasizes openness about origins and belonging.

They are committed to ensuring that Levi knows his story as he grows.

They will provide him with guidance to understand the unique circumstances of his early life without feeling disconnected from his family history.

TikTok - Christie Werts
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TikTok - Christie Werts

Today, Levi is thriving, no longer just a child in need but a cherished son and brother.

His early challenges are becoming distant memories as he explores the world with curiosity and joy.

The family’s decision to adopt him has both changed Levi’s life and enriched the lives of all family members.

TikTok - Christie Werts
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TikTok - Christie Werts

Christie and Wesley’s story shows what treasures await those who make brave choices in the face of complicated realities.

See Levi steal his parents’ hearts afresh in the videos below!

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