This story happened in 2011.
The team of firefighters received an urgent call: a woman was complaining of stomach pain and asking for help.
Among those who responded to the call was 47-year-old Mark Hadden. The firefighters arrived to find a woman in labor.
They were only able to place her on a stretcher,
but evidently, they didn’t have time to take her to the hospital, so they had to take charge right there.
The firefighters only had time to cut the woman’s clothes when a baby girl was born.
Mark was the first to hold her and playfully greet her, saying, “Well, hello, Rebecca Grace Hadden!”
Later, as the woman was being taken to the hospital, Mark talked to her and learned that she was living on the streets
and the baby was not part of her plans. She had to leave the baby at the hospital and put her up for adoption.
At that time, Hadden already had two children, and he and his wife dreamed of having a daughter, but Beth could no longer conceive.
The couple talked it over and decided to accept this twist of fate. So little Gracie found her new home and family within two days.
Now the girl is 8 years old, and her older siblings simply adore her.
Her parents don’t hide her story, but the girl doesn’t yet grasp all the intricacies.
Mark will explain to his daughter later how she ended up in their family and hopes she will cherish this information.
In any case, Gracie is now part of the family, and her family will always be there for her.