Excellent story, and a happy one at that. However, it highlights what a pi$$-poor job the state of CA did in placing this child. The father seemed to really love her, but for the state to place this child into the described 'stormy relationship' was beyond the pale. There is no mention of the 'mother' whatsoever after the fathers death. Very strange.
Oops meant to actually make a post.
Well, even reputable adoptions agencies can place babies in bad marriges.
I have personal experiance with this. It's kinda personal, I'd kinda not like to give out a lot of details.