The gay couple who adopted the baby boy
they found abandoned in the subway say he's thriving.
Twelve years after Danny and Peter
found an abandoned day-old infant in the New York City subway, the
men were married with their son, Kevin, by their side.
In a The
New York Times op-ed titled We Found Our son in the
Subway, Peter recounted the day he got a frantic call from his
partner of 3 years.
“I found a baby!” Danny shouted
from the subway. “I called 911, but I don't think they believed
me. No one's coming. I don't want to leave the baby alone. Get
down here and flag down a police car or something.”
At a family court hearing, the judge
asked, “Would you be interested in adopting this baby?”
“Yes,” Danny answered. “But I
know it's not that easy.”
“Well,” the judge responded, “it
At Kevin's suggestion, the men were
married last July by the same judge.
“We weren't supposed to be there, two
men, with a son we had never dreamed of by our side, getting married
by a woman who changed and enriched our lives more than she would
ever know,” Peter wrote. “But there we were, thanks to a fateful
discovery and a judicious hunch.”
Appearing Friday on Anderson Cooper
Live! the couple said Kevin is thriving. (The video is embedded
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