United: Last year, Hastings' Michael Bauer found his birth mom; last week, he finally met his three sisters
MaryLou and Bernard Bauer did the paperwork. Attended the classes. And were given the go-ahead. They could adopt children to live on their farm south of Hastings near Highway 52.
And then the great news came. MaryLou was pregnant.
The great news, though, came at a bit of a price. The Bauers would slide to the bottom of the adoption priority list.
The Bauers went on with their lives, figuring adoption might not be in their plans.