A baby was found in a subway with his umbilical cord still attached when Danny Stewart discovered the abandoned child in New York, Daily Mail reports March 1. The story turned out to be heartwarming as the same judge who asked Stewart if he wanted to adopt the child, was also the same judge who married him to his partner, Peter Mercurio, 12 years later.
The baby -- later named Kevin -- was adopted by Stewart in December 2000 after finding him in a subway abandoned that August. When he agreed to adopt the baby without first consulting Mercurio, he was upset at first. When he realized it might be the only way they could have a child together, he liked the idea.
When New York legalized gay marriage, Kevin was the one who wanted the same judge who granted his parents custody of him to marry them. They hadn't seen or made contact with her until 2011. She was happy to do provide them with the marriage request. When Kevin met the judge, he held out his hand to greet her, but she insisted on hugging him instead.
The couple, the judge, and the boy enjoyed catching up. Mercurio said they spent so much time talking, they almost forgot to have the actual wedding ceremony.
The baby who was found in a subway has become part of a beautiful story.