In August of 2000, A David Stewart was waiting for the subway, he noticed a day old baby wrapped in a sweatshirt, left in a corner of the turn stile. What would seem like a simply story with a happy ending, changed the lives of a New York gay couple.
When playwright Peter Mercurio answered a the phone call from his partner, 12 years ago this is what heard.
“I found a baby!” Stewart yelled, according to Mercurio. “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.”
In an op-ed for the New York Times, Mercurio recounted the amazing story entilteld:”We Found Our Son in the Subway,”
When the couple appeared in family court that December to give their account of what happened, the judge overseeing the case asked if they’d be interested in adopting. Stewart, a social worker, replied “yes.”