Carolyn (Downs) and Mark VanDenBossche Jr., Union, announce the birth of a son, Leelan Patrick VanDenBossche. Born Nov. 30, 2012, at Mercy Hospital Washington, he weighed 9 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 21 inches long.

Leelan joins Kymberlie VanDenBossche, 14, Brandon VanDenBossche, 12, Devin VanDenBossche, 10, Caden VanDenBossche, 3, Abigail Adams, 11, and Emma Adams, 9.

Maternal grandparents are Patrick Downs and Heidi Downs, Union. Paternal grandparents are Mark VanDerBossche Sr., Springfield, Ill., and Joann James, Alton, Ill. Great-grandparents are Robert and Doris Laing, Union, Jane Downs, St. Louis, the late William Downs and the late William and Mae Stegmann.