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Newborn Baby Abandoned in Dumpster Finally Reunited with Dad Who Didn't Know She Existed

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Having a father discover a child he never knew existed is a staple of films and novels, but it’s not hard to find real-life examples either.

For instance, People reported that Jeff Bezos’ biological father didn’t realize his son was the famed billionaire until a few years prior to his death. And while a recent case out of Boca Raton might not involve untold amounts of money, it has proved every bit as dramatic.

According to WPTV, police made a startling discovery on May 8. They found a newborn baby in a dumpster.

It’s horrible enough to throw a baby into the trash. But this infant, who was a newborn, had also been placed in a bag containing refuse.

Fortunately, first responders got to the little one in time and saved her life. A pair walking nearby had heard the baby’s cries and come to her aid.

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WPTV reported that authorities had arrested the child’s mother, a 35-year-old woman. During questioning, she admitted to giving birth to the child.

She also said that she had placed her daughter into the bag and chucked it into the dumpster.

Thankfully, the bystanders were there by that time, which likely saved her life. Authorities have charged the mother with child abuse and attempted murder.

A judge also denied her bail. However, this leads to a natural question.

What about the baby’s father? According to The Palm Beach Post, his name is Carlos Jimenes Martins.

He’d had a long-term relationship with Sousa. In fact, they had a 3-year-old son together.

But when it came to this particular pregnancy, Martins was completely in the dark about it.

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“Once he got over the initial shock that, ‘Oh my God, you know, she hid this pregnancy from me,'” his attorney Christian Romaguera said, “it went to, ‘Oh my God, I have a baby girl.'”

The Palm Beach Post reported that a DNA test proved Martins’ paternity. He became her guardian on July 3.

“God makes us strong, and we’re very happy,” he told WPBF. “I’m going to name her Sara.”

He added, “I have to thank God, my community, and everybody who has supported and prayed for me and my family.” It looks like little Sara has finally found the perfect home.

Romaguera agreed, saying, “He could enjoy having the extra guest at dinner. He truly loves the girl.”

Liftable, a section of The Western Journal, has reached out to the Boca Raton Police Department for comment but has not yet received a response. We will update this article if and when we do.

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A graduate of Wheaton College with a degree in literature, Loren also adores language. He has served as assistant editor for Plugged In magazine and copy editor for Wildlife Photographic magazine.
A graduate of Wheaton College with a degree in literature, Loren also adores language. He has served as assistant editor for Plugged In magazine and copy editor for Wildlife Photographic magazine. Most days find him crafting copy for corporate and small-business clients, but he also occasionally indulges in creative writing. His short fiction has appeared in a number of anthologies and magazines. Loren currently lives in south Florida with his wife and three children.
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