Special : Carpinteria family is celebrating the ultimate Mother’s Day present — the anticipated arrival of their adopted special needs son, Jedidiah

Hannah Weitzman runs wildly through a playground near her Carpinteria home and climbs a ladder to a platform, where she and her older sisters sit down and hold onto each other at the top of the slide. As their parents, Joshua and Jamie Weitzman watch, Hannah, 4, Julia, 7, and Sarah, 9, swoop down the slide together as Hannah screams and giggles at Monte Vista Park. … Photos of Jedidiah at 5 months and 10 months are posted on a wall in Mr. Weitzman’s office at Westmont College, where he works as event services manager. He’s a little baby with a big smile, thick black hair, brown eyes and a laugh that his parents have enjoyed from videos of him. Mr. Weitzman got to name him because Mrs. Weitzman named the girls. more

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