Parenthood
Abandoned baby found cold and wet in truck becomes couple’s little miracle
A college student found the abandoned newborn after hearing his cries. He was taken to the hospital, and that's where he met his future mommy.
Mary Rose Garra
09.24.21

Many women look forward to finding a life partner and having a child.

According to Statista, “as of 2018, a little less than half of all women in the U.S. were childless.”

They have reported that in the same year, 15 percent of women between the ages of 40 and 44 had no children.

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Below is a heartening story about one couple’s little miracle.

Lorraine, a two-time breast cancer survivor, knew she couldn’t have her own children.

But that didn’t stop Lorraine and her husband Charles from dreaming of having a child together. Then something extraordinary happened. A blessing!

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A newborn baby was found in a pick-up truck.

A college student in Tallahassee, Florida, heard something strange on a cold morning in May. It was coming from the parking lot of their apartment complex.

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The noise was immediately recognized by the student as a muffled baby cry. She discovered the infant alone and scared, with a soiled diaper.

The college student called the police and they thought the baby was only a week old.

The baby, who later received the name Charlie, was rushed to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital’s emergency room.

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The respiratory therapist who would change his life was waiting for him at the ER.

“I assessed his breathing, his, you know, oxygen. For the most part, he was fine,” Lorraine shared to Humankind.

“Cold, hungry, wet, but… he was fine.”

Lorraine saw this as more than just a routine procedure.

When she cradled Charlie in her arms, she felt a special bond with him.

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“I believe I became his mommy, that moment, that day.”

She was certain she wanted to adopt Charlie.

After four days, the abandoned baby arrived at his forever home.

“It’s just been amazing. I mean… he’s my miracle, my angel. He’s… all my prayers been answered,” Lorraine mentioned.

Lorraine and her husband Charles had been praying for a miracle for many years.

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“This is what I’ve been praying for for years,” Lorraine said.

“Mine too,” Charles added.

However, the first week having Charlie was challenging for them, especially for Lorraine.

Lorraine had been part of raising her stepchildren. Being a mother to a newborn, on the other hand, was novel.

“Some women have 9 months to prepare for that. I had one week,” Lorraine said.

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Yet, the couple wouldn’t trade it for the world.

As if their baby Charlie was mumbling,

“‘Mommy, I made it through. I’m 7 months now. You didn’t break me.'”

“I was just scared I was gonna break him,” Lorraine recalled.

Charlie’s adoption has been finalized and formally, he is now their son.

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Lorraine shared her thoughts about adoption.

“Adoption is a wonderful, wonderful thing. There’s so many kids out there that need someone to take care of them and become their forever family. You don’t have to be perfect to be an adoptive parent.”

These parents would undoubtedly raise a loving and joyful family.

“It just means so much. I mean it’s more than I could ever… imagine or dream of.”

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After seven months, they were able to celebrate their first Christmas with their baby Charlie. What a gift from God!

“And just to have the experience to be someone’s mom… It’s wonderful. I’m just grateful and humbled to have him.”

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By Mary Rose Garra
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Mary Rose Garra is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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