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Breast Cancer Survivor Can't Have Children, Abandoned Baby Found in a Truck Changes Her Life

Bettina Dizon
Oct 30, 2021
04:00 P.M.

Lorraine Nichols, a two-time breast cancer survivor, couldn’t have her own children. One day, an abandoned baby found in a parking lot crossed paths with her at work.

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It no longer comes as a surprise when infants are found in public places after their mothers cruelly leave them for someone else to find.

Fortunately, many kind souls step in to foster abandoned children and give them the same love as a biological parent would. Such was the story of baby Charlie.

Lorraine Nichols adopts an abandoned baby, Charlie, as she can't have kids of her own. | Source: youtube.com/Humankind

Lorraine Nichols adopts an abandoned baby, Charlie, as she can't have kids of her own. | Source: youtube.com/Humankind

In May, a newborn baby was left by his parents in the parking lot of a Florida apartment complex. He was all alone, scared, and with a soiled diaper. Fortunately, a college student found him and immediately contacted the police.

The infant was brought to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital to receive proper treatment. It so happened that he landed under the care of respiratory therapist Lorraine Nichols, a two-time breast cancer survivor who couldn’t bear her own kids. She shared:

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“My heart just went out to him. He was left alone, and there’s no telling how long he was really there.”

Lorraine Nichols adopts an abandoned baby, Charlie, as she can't have kids of her own. | Source: youtube.com/Humankind

Lorraine Nichols adopts an abandoned baby, Charlie, as she can't have kids of her own. | Source: youtube.com/Humankind

After observation, Nichols said that he was hypothermic, with his temperature dangerously low. However, he was fine and had no apparent abnormalities.

She always wanted a child of her own and even turned to fertility treatments.

After holding Charlie in her arms, she knew that they had a special bond. So when she told her husband, Charles, about wanting to adopt the abandoned infant, he supported her.

Lorraine Nichols adopts an abandoned baby, Charlie, as she can't have kids of her own. | Source: youtube.com/Humankind

Lorraine Nichols adopts an abandoned baby, Charlie, as she can't have kids of her own. | Source: youtube.com/Humankind

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Charlie was released to his forever home after calling the Florida Department of Children and Families and the Children’s Home Society for possible adoption.

Suddenly, Charlie had two adult brothers and one grown-up sister. They are Charles’ biological kids, who Nichols helped raise. She always wanted a child of her own and even turned to fertility treatments.

But when the doctors said the treatments could bring back cancer, she decided to stop. Adoption was always an option, but they were told it would take years.

Lorraine Nichols adopts an abandoned baby, Charlie, as she can't have kids of her own. | Source: youtube.com/Humankind

Lorraine Nichols adopts an abandoned baby, Charlie, as she can't have kids of her own. | Source: youtube.com/Humankind

Fortunately, a blessing in the form of Charlie, whose real name is Caleb, arrived just in time. Nichols shared:

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“I truly believe that what God has for you is for you. It’s on his time, and God said, ‘No, you’re going to get Caleb this time.’ And Caleb came with us.”

Many parents built families by adopting kids. Among them is Barry Farmer, a dad to three children. As a foster child himself, Farmer knows the needs of abandoned children.

So when he grew up, he made it his mission to help his own adopted kids and become an advocate for foster parents. His story has since inspired many to do the same.

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