Gregory and Kristie (Rowden) Schmidt, Union, announce the birth and adoption of a son, Kenneth Louis Schmidt. Born Nov. 27, 2012, at Holy Cross Hospital, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., he weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 20 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Raymond and Leola Grubb and the late Kenneth Rowden. Paternal grandparents are Walter and Diane Schmidt.