It was at that moment Holets asked Champ if he could adopt her baby.
The police officer and his wife, Rebecca, were already the parents of four children, but were planning on adopting a fifth child once their youngest, who was 10 months old, was a bit older.
"He already knew my heart on the issue, and he knew that I would be totally on board with it," Rebecca said.
The couple only had a short time to prepare, as Champ would go into labor only three weeks later to a daughter named Hope.
However, due Champ’s drug use, the newborn was born with an addiction opioids, called neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). The syndrome can create several problems for Hope, including the possibility of developmental disorders later in her life. She has already undergone the painful process of detoxing and withdrawals, and had methadone treatment.
The scene at the hospital was bittersweet for the family, as Champ had to say goodbye to the baby she had carried for the past nine months.
"I love you. Goodbye," Rebecca recalled Crystal saying to the baby. "And then she turns to me and says 'Take care of her for me.' And I said, 'I will take good care of her and you take good care of yourself.' It was super emotional."
Holets said while it was unconventional how he and Champ met each other, it was all part of God's plan.
"I was led by God to take the chance," Holets said. "God brought us all together. I really don't have any other way to explain it."