He was out working on a criminal case as he was walking through a secluded area and heard a baby’s cries. He moved to investigate and determined that the cries came from a nearby dumpster.
Hidden behind the dumpster was a newborn child. Michael rescued that child and 25 years later, their paths crossed again in very different circumstances. Here’s the whole story of the baby and the policeman who saved his life one November morning.
12. The Call
11. Bad News
The baby was not well when Michael found him. The umbilical cord was still in place. The child was covered in dirt and slime. He was barely breathing. It was clear that the baby needed help and quickly. Michael rushed him to hospital and on the way gave the baby a name – Adam.
10. Happy And Healthy
Michael Buelna’s intervention was perfect timing for little Adam. The hospital quickly managed to treat Adam’s plight and soon he was happy and healthy again. He weighed just four pounds when they placed him on the scales, but there was a bigger problem in Adam’s future – his parents did not want him.
9. Great News
Many unwanted children find themselves stuck inside a foster system for years, but Adam was lucky. While Officer Buelna had been considering adopting the boy, another set of parents, Elizabeth Barton and Daniel Fernandez, came forward and swiftly adopted Adam – though they changed his name to Robin at this point.