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(The New York Times)   How one couple found a baby in the subway, adopted him as their own, and finally got married by the judge who changed their lives. It's getting really dusty in here   (opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com) divider line 64
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2013-02-28 09:30:27 PM  
Didn't see this had already been redlit, and submitted it separately. This story needs a greenlight, mods, it's amazing!
 
2013-02-28 09:47:24 PM  
And here I thought the only thing you could find in Subway were crappy, bland sandwiches.
 
2013-02-28 09:50:30 PM  
The couple got married to the baby?

That seems unlikely.
 
2013-02-28 09:54:18 PM  
i199.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-28 10:03:33 PM  
And they named him Jared.
 
2013-02-28 11:44:43 PM  
Is this the story of........

revrendjim: And they named him Jared.


Darn! You win.
 
2013-02-28 11:45:43 PM  

revrendjim: And they named him Jared.


*shaking tiny fist*

/first thing I thought of, too
//nicely done
 
2013-02-28 11:52:26 PM  
does the judge also own the building that they live in?

because if so, I've seen this show before.

/but, but... with a twist! for the new millennium.
 
2013-03-01 12:18:23 AM  
You know, after an evening of reading about rape-wands, sequester-b*tching, and other assorted asshattery, I love links like these. Thanks, subby.
 
2013-03-01 12:21:59 AM  
I'm glad to see this got greenlit, I was really impressed with that judge when I read this earlier.
 
2013-03-01 12:26:14 AM  
This is NYC. This sort of sh*t happens, what, hourly? It's just statistics.
 
2013-03-01 12:41:56 AM  
Awww. I needed some nice news like that.  Thanks, subby.
 
2013-03-01 02:36:56 AM  
Hey, assholes?

www.familyconnection-inc.org

It's not hard to find these signs. If you don't want your baby, awesome. Deliver it to the nearest place which offers emergency medical treatment and transport -  Fire Station, Ambulance Station, or Hospital ER, and tell them you want to abandon it under the SafePlace Law your state has. They have to do so, no questions asked, if it's under a year. You don't even have to give your contact information, IIRC.

DONT DUMP THE KID IN A farkING SUBWAY.
 
2013-03-01 04:10:38 AM  
If they weren't gay, this would not be a story...just sayin
 
2013-03-01 04:15:06 AM  

BronyMedic: It's not hard to find these signs.


I don't think those signs were around when they found the baby. Though I wholly endorse the point you're making.
 
2013-03-01 05:04:27 AM  
Subway babies: eat fresh!
 
2013-03-01 05:08:42 AM  
$300,000 two foot long.
 
2013-03-01 05:09:28 AM  
thepirata.com

Yeah, stick some ham, cheese, lettuce and a baby in that mothafarker...hold the mayo.
 
2013-03-01 05:11:58 AM  
Don't adopt CHUD babies, people!
 
2013-03-01 05:14:39 AM  

ModernLuddite: Don't adopt CHUD babies, people!


That's where my mind went.

One step away from

theinfosphere.org
 
2013-03-01 05:16:18 AM  
Subway isn't a proper noun unless you're referring to the chain of fast food restaurants which this article does not.
 
2013-03-01 05:16:41 AM  

ModernLuddite: Don't adopt CHUD babies, people!


www.dvdsvet.cz
 
2013-03-01 05:38:16 AM  
What a beautiful story to wake up to! It reminds me that not everyone is a egotistical, self-centered douche canoe.
 
2013-03-01 05:39:39 AM  
Great story. People with hearts make the world go round.
 
2013-03-01 05:40:01 AM  

publikenemy: If they weren't gay, this would not be a story...just sayin


Yeah, people find and adopt babies from the subway all the time. Yer an indjit.

/plonk
 
2013-03-01 05:40:29 AM  
After the rotten, lousy, no good week I've had, thanks subby!
 
2013-03-01 05:42:00 AM  

publikenemy: If they weren't gay, this would not be a story...just sayin


Nonsense.
 
2013-03-01 05:51:18 AM  
Clicked the link, and hit with what seems to be a new type of paywall.  The story loaded (I briefly saw a quote of the page "I found a baby!"), but then it immediately went away, and I got the "We've lost this article. With membership you can search our archives" screen
 
2013-03-01 05:54:00 AM  
I submitted with a fabulous headline, and redlit. Suck It.
 
2013-03-01 06:07:33 AM  
So, when's the divorce?
 
2013-03-01 06:11:25 AM  
Does he have aides?
 
2013-03-01 06:20:06 AM  
That's nothing. I find abandoned babies in carts in supermarkets all the time.  Take them home and raise them as my own.

/seriously, it was a really sweet story.
 
2013-03-01 06:22:36 AM  
I'm having a bad day, and I really needed some positive news. Stories like this help restore a little faith in humanity, which, for me, is generally pretty shaky at best.

Thanks, subby.
 
2013-03-01 06:47:35 AM  
It had been linked to me earlier.

The Judge bent all sorts of rules, but somehow she knew this was the right human.
 
2013-03-01 06:57:33 AM  
It's early and I don't hate the world yet. Good for these people.
 
2013-03-01 07:20:10 AM  

Another Government Employee: The Judge bent all sorts of rules, but somehow she knew this was the right human.


I'd call it a long hail marry pass by the Judge, toss the little farker to the two nice gay boys to keep him out of foster care.
 
2013-03-01 07:22:11 AM  

calbert: does the judge also own the building that they live in?

because if so, I've seen this show before.

/but, but... with a twist! for the new millennium.


I was going to say this sounds like a great sitcom pitch. Even has built-in product placement.
 
2013-03-01 07:32:37 AM  

publikenemy: If they weren't gay, this would not be a story...just sayin


Or really? Why not?
 
2013-03-01 07:51:18 AM  

Another Government Employee: It had been linked to me earlier.

The Judge bent all sorts of rules, but somehow she knew this was the right human.


Yup. Thankfully she did. Kevin is growing up in a loving household and will probably have very few issues dealing with anything when he's older.
Great story.
 
2013-03-01 08:08:47 AM  

Another Government Employee: It had been linked to me earlier.

The Judge bent all sorts of rules, but somehow she knew this was the right human.


I think she was basing her decision around the fact that Danny stopped to investigate the bundle, and didn't just walk away from what he found. In other words, he was the sort of person who cared, right from the start.
Good call by the judge. And by Danny in the first place, who in all likelihood saved a life.
 
2013-03-01 08:15:46 AM  
Saying 'yes' to a life altering event as big as adopting a baby without consulting your significant other is a 'holy shiat' in my book. Of course, best of luck and good health to them all. People looking out for the needs of others makes mankind tolerable.
 
2013-03-01 08:29:38 AM  

publikenemy: If they weren't gay, this would not be a story...just sayin


Well it certainly wouldn't be a story Fark would be interested in.

Also what's with that safe place sign, it looks like the adult is doing something wrong to that child.
 
2013-03-01 08:43:30 AM  

publikenemy: If they weren't gay, this would not be a story...just sayin


I kinda think it would be.  Don't they make movies of the week about this sort of thing?
 
2013-03-01 08:48:20 AM  
Did the baby lift the subway up when it fell off the tracks, trapping his adoptive father underneath?
 
2013-03-01 09:55:16 AM  

publikenemy: If they weren't gay, this would not be a story...just sayin


Bullshiat.  I got to the middle of the article where it says "HE WAS A GAY MAN IN A RELATIONSHIP" before I realized they were talking about a gay couple.  Didn't read the author's name.  It was still an amazing story even before the reveal.
 
2013-03-01 10:00:41 AM  

Another Government Employee: It had been linked to me earlier.

The Judge bent all sorts of rules, but somehow she knew this was the right human.


The Judge didn't bend any rules.  The child was in foster care and it's up to the Judge to ensure an appropriate foster care placement.  If at a hearing three months after the kid was found on the subway the Judge asks a witness about adoption availability, that almost certainly means there are no family members available (given the facts, it's possible the bio-family was never identified).  If the child is in non-kinship, non-preadoptive foster care, and the good samaritan who picked him up off the subway floor passes a preliminary home-study and agrees to be a pre-adoptive foster home this is exactly what should happen.

The adoption didn't happen any faster than the caseworker said; it's just that the couple were the foster parents while it was pending.

My question: why not name the Judge?  Every Family Court Judge who issues an order anyone disagrees with has their name plastered everywhere; this Judge does something everyone seems to agree is great but is left anonymous.
 
2013-03-01 10:29:58 AM  
That was a lot easier than some people I know who adopted. I guess you just need to find a brown one in NYC.
 
2013-03-01 11:29:11 AM  
Traditional places to find babies are 1) under a cabbage leaf (boys) and 2) under a rose bush (girls). I didn't know you can also find them under a sandwich.
 
2013-03-01 11:43:34 AM  
I'll be very disappointed if they don't name the baby Ernest.
 
2013-03-01 12:18:43 PM  
So, that's how queers get their babies.

/DNRA
 
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