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Hello Everyone!

I hope everyone is well and in good health. I wanted to share some exciting news with all of you. This past year my wife and I celebrated our 10-year wedding anniversary! You may or may not have been aware but we have been trying to conceive for 5 years. After two years of being unsuccessful, we proceeded with going to the doctor’s office to see what might be the cause of our unsuccessful efforts. It was determined that my wife had endometriosis and both of her fallopian tubes were blocked. This was devastating news because this meant that we couldn’t get pregnant on our own. We were referred to a fertility specialist and proceeded with in-vitro fertilization (IVF). Thousands of dollars and sixty injections of various medication later, we transferred two embryos and hoped and prayed for the best. My wife was able to get  pregnant with twins, however two weeks later we received the news that no couple wants to hear…your pregnancy is no longer viable.

IMG_7583 copyThis was devastating and my wife reached a point of depression. Our dream of having a family was again crushed and we were back to “square one”. We decided to take a break from trying to conceive and getting back to our everyday lives. In January 2012, we fasted about what direction God wanted us to move in. In February, we decided to adopt. We began researching agencies and we decided on one that had a great track record. Since Valentines Day was quickly approaching, I decided that it would be a perfect time to surprise her with a check for the down payment of the adoption. I made a reservation for 7:30pm at a steak house for dinner on Valentines Day. We went to dinner and after we ate, I gave her a card. She opened it and immediately began to cry. Once she saw the check written out to the adoption agency, she really began to cry. I was almost embarrassed because people probably thought I was a bad boyfriend breaking up with her or something on Valentines Day LOL.

After we sent in our application and initial payment, we completed a ton of paperwork. There are a lot of legalities and formalities that must be taken care of when preparing for adoption. So we jumped in full force and hoped for the best. Over the past year, we have been chosen by several birth-moms but none of them seemed “right for us”. Well, last month, our agency called us and said that “something rare had happened” and we were chosen by TWO birth-moms in one week! One was for a baby girl and the other was a baby boy…both due in March! WOAH! It was like God saying “Take your pick”. He was truly giving us the desires of our heart. It took our breath away. After looking over all the paperwork for both situations, we decided to move forward with the baby girl due at the end of March. Our adoption caseworker set up the initial phone conversation with the birth mom and on Valentines Day 2013 at 7:30pm (one year later to the day and time) we had our initial conversation with her and said “YES” to moving forward with this adoption!!! God is so faithful.

So to make a long story short, We flew to Nashville, Tennessee right around the due date and had to stay there until the final paperwork was processed after the birth of our daughter (3 weeks). We are beyond excited about our baby girl who was born on 3-13-13. My wife was even able to cut the umbilical cord at the time of birth.  We decided to name her…ZARAH AMANA SOTOMAYOR! Zarah means ‘princess’ in Hebrew and Amana means ‘faith’. This is the little princess we had so much faith for and knew God would send us one day. Thank you Lord!!!!!! 1st Samuel 1:27 “I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him”.

Isaiah 25:1 “Lord, You are my God: I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done wonderful things, things planned long ago”.

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36 Responses to T-Bone’s Exciting News!

  1. Tiffany Cho says:

    That is utterly amazing! Treasure her always. God has given you the best gift he can. Enjoy her while she’s so little. She’ll grow fast and you’ll wonder where the time went.

  2. Ms. Jacquese Irvin says:

    SHE IS ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE!!! I’M SO EXCITED ABOUT YOUR NEW BOUNCING BABY GIRL…..! THIS SOUNDS LIKE THE STORY OF MY BEST FRIEND WHO IS NOW 65 YRS. OLD & WAS ADOPTED AS AN INFANT……….GOD RAISED HER UP TO TAKE CARE OF BOTH OF HER PARENTS WHO LIVED UP UNTIL THEIR 90′s………..& SHE IS AN ORDAINED MINISTER……WE NEVER KNOW WHAT PATH THE LORD IS TAKING US………….BUT IT’S MARVELOUS IN OUR EYES!!!! LOVE YOU BOTH IN JESUS NAME!!!!!

  3. Christian W. (Philadelphia, PA.) says:

    Congradulations on your adorable baby girl T! I’m happy for you and your wife man :D God always works things out! :) and happy 10th anniversary to you both :)

  4. Freddy Torres says:

    WOW ! WOW! WOW! Congrats were all excited for you !!! all of us in Lansing,Mi Unbelieveable now you know beyond life it self God got you !!!

  5. Jonathan Prudholme says:

    Thanks for the testimony T-Bone. My wife and I are in the same boat and adoption might be the route we will take as well. Although I have a stepson named Samuel (whose father passed away when he was 14 months) whom I love dearly, I always desired a child from my bloodline. I know God wants to bless every relationship though. If we can’t conceive then we will definitely pray about. Thanks again and it was a pleasure talking to you during the Paquiao vs. Marquez rematch in 2011 at Fernando’s Birthday party :-) . See you at the Rock sometime.

  6. I go to Evergreen Valley Christian church and heard you rap last week in church. I love Galley’s music in our church and feel God there. I also enjoyed your rapping knowing that you both are a great influence on our youth. Keep up the good work.
    I can’t wait for the movie to come out.
    I am so glad God has blessed you with a child.
    Gloria Dworak

  7. Ralph says:

    Felicidades T!

  8. Freddy Torres says:

    how can we share the websight!!! I would hit share so all my friends can see this we been waiting for this for a long time soooooo!!! anyone know how to do this????

  9. LadyBug - Ethel Miranda says:

    I only want to say: Praise the Lord & God Bless You All

  10. Dee'A says:

    Praise God brother, happy for you. Man you should come to Namibia man.

  11. Jay says:

    Congrats Boney Bone!
    She is a beautiful little girl. There is nothing more rewarding than being a parent. My son will be two in July (exactly one week before my Birthday, we share the same month!), and my wife and I just love this little guy. Each night Ezra prays “Jesus, thank you for this day, amen!” It’s so cute.
    Again, congrats brotha and holla back at ya boy! I’ve been down since ’93′s Redeemed Hoodlum!
    late
    Jay aka DJ SURESHOT

  12. Luis says:

    Nice! When is the new album coming out???? Keep up us updated please!!!

  13. Steve Miller says:

    That is awesome T! Fantastic story, you guys are going to rock at being parents.

    • Thelma Toma says:

      Kia Ora,
      My name is Thelma, Im from a beautiful country called Aotearoa, New Zealand. I would like to say a Big congratulations on your new addition! to you, your wife and family. God is sooo good what a beautiful blessing and Happy 10th Anniversary!…and many more

      Peace!

  14. Omar says:

    Man T!!!!! That’s awesome!! So happy for u….wish I would of known before bro….my wife and I have been blessed to be able to do the same thing for a couple of our friends…. Same situation n all…. If only I would of known! Regardless feel free to contact me if u ever up for that again…. She’s done it twice and one was a set of twins

  15. Sheltry Roberts says:

    Congrats to one of my favored rappers of all time and his wife. Your daughter is so precious..

  16. lorenzo maya says:

    T….im so happy for u and ur wife..im a medical doctor in south africa…but ive been a fan all my life…ur above storied has inspired me to greater things..thanx a million

  17. Jaime duarte says:

    Congratulations bro, you just resive something from God because you obay him. Teach her some good things and she will be a good porsen in her life, be a good daddy and the perfect example of a good dad is God. God pless you and your wife and your beautiful baby girl “bye”.

  18. SesTor says:

    I praise God and rejoice with u my brother

  19. yo t-bone nince and phat web side cool con-rates on the new baby when does your new cd come out

  20. Praise God 4 All Blessings an I know U are a blessed man of God an a blessed husband an a blessed father, keep doing what u do an the new space that God has put u an your family in keep God first an the best is yet to come may the spirt of the Lord stay upon u an yours. Dwana

  21. george maturure says:

    Glory be to God for your new born baby girl God bless!

  22. Micah Kelly says:

    Congrats Sotomayor family.

  23. patrick says:

    congrats on your new baby t and may God bless you and keep you in his hand yeah my sister has a new baby too and her name is faith your bro Patrick

  24. D says:

    Congrats! As a birth mom I did the same thing for another couple that could not have children. I know the pain and emotional toll and paper work that comes along with this. I could not have made a better choice for the parents of my child. I hear you, I have been there. God Bless you and your family.

  25. Steven Saporito says:

    Amazing news T-Bone, she is a precious gift from God. Can’t wait to see her grow up, see you at the Church Girl red carpet brother.

  26. Marina Gonzalez says:

    Wow! My husband and I have been trying to have a baby for the past 3 years and this gave me/us so much hope!

  27. Enoch Namagonya says:

    am happy 4 u my brother, raising a child is the most excellent job offered to mankind, b pateint & remember to lay hands on her anytime you are near her it works. congrats papps

  28. WHATS UP TBONE IS YOURE HOMIE FROM BIG BEAR CONTGRATS MAN THAT IS SO AWSOME I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU AND YOURE WIFE JESUS HAS BLESSED YOU IN SO MANY WAYS I LOVE YOU BROTHER AND I HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON

  29. Donna Verne says:

    God’s blessings and congratulations on your beautiful baby daughter.

  30. E Staples says:

    Thanks for sharing, T-Bone! You’re a blessed man.

  31. HAVIC says:

    This is truly inspirational and encouraging to hear and read! Amen!

  32. EMapusua says:

    God is awesome, and it was inspirational reading your story i was in your situation once my husband and i had tried for 6 years unsuccessfully then we attended a church conference and the preacher did a alter call and mentioned that there was a woman at the alter that has been wanting a child for so long, he prayed for me and when he touched my head i felt a electricity flow through my body it was like something was working inside to heal me i had never felt that before. A couple of months later we received the best news we had prayed and fast for so long and that we were expecting a baby and now four years later we still remember God’s blessing in our lives….Its awesome that you share your story and you both will be awesome parents….in the bible Jeremiah 29:11, For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

  33. April says:

    She is absolutely beautiful! Blessings to you all!

  34. Ben D says:

    Congrats T-Bone to you and your wife, that’s great news! Blessings from Sydney Australia, I’ve been your fan since the 90′s!

  35. shorty says:

    omg i was watching the movie figthing temptation by thee way i luv it i .saw ur name n wow i luv ur story n im soglad u have the little princess in ur hands n i know both of u bogoodparenths.ur story touch me att lot…god bless .

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