MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — An emergency call resulted in a first responder bringing a baby home to keep as his own.
“I will never forget that day. It was a day when a lot of things came full circle,” Marc Hadden told CNN. Someone had called 911. A woman was suffering severe abdominal pain.
When he arrived at the scene, Hadden, a firefighter in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, discovered the woman’s discomfort was actually labor pains. Time slipped away. Hadden and his partners calculated she was minutes from giving birth and knew they had to act fast.
Moments later, Rebecca Grace Hadden was born in the back of an ambulance.
“We went from caring for one patient to two: the woman and the baby.”
When Hadden arrived at the hospital, he learned the newborn was up for adoption. Jokingly, he told doctors he would be her father.
He told his wife, Beth, and she responded, “Can we keep …