“Some babies are born into their families. Some are adopted. This is the story of how one baby found his family in the New York City subway.”
So begins the true story of Kevin and how he found his Daddy Danny and Papa Pete. Written in a direct address to his son, Pete’s moving and emotional text tells how his partner, Danny, found a baby tucked away in the corner of a subway station on his way home from work one day. Pete and Danny ended up adopting the baby together. Although neither of them had prepared for the prospect of parenthood, they are reminded, “Where there is love, anything is possible.”
This is the sweetest story with a sad beginning and the best ending.
If you didn’t know this was a true story, you would think it was the plot of a Hallmark movie. It’s amazing how everything worked out perfectly. It is so heartfelt.
I love how the story is written as if Peter Mercurio (Papa Pete) is speaking directly to the baby.
My favorite illustration is Papa Pete running to the subway station. His running pose made me laugh for some reason.
At first, you lose a bit of your faith in humanity reading that someone abandoned their newborn baby in a subway station. But this isn’t a sad story about a baby being abandoned. It’s a happy story about a baby finding a forever home and being loved unconditionally.