FOUND: Gay Dads and Subway Baby They Adopted Are Subject of FilmSerge Bielanko
The story as it has been told now, a million times through every possible outlet, seems almost too sensational to believe. Yet, it is the believing part that ultimately captures our hearts and injects us with a little more hope than we had when we woke up this morning.
Thirteen years ago, at a major New York City subway station beneath Manhattan, a man named David Stewart spotted what no one ever expects to spot down in the bowels of the city: a newborn baby boy.
The story quickly took New York and the world by storm as people marveled at the horrific reality that such a young child could be left on his own, as well as the fact that the man who found him and his partner, Peter Mercurio ( who wrote a wonderful account of the night in question for the New York Times) rather quickly became the child’s adoptive parents.
Since that night, Stewart and Mercurio have been married and have gone on to raise that little boy, Kevin, together. Their tale is one worth exploring when you have some free time, there are interviews and articles galore out there in cyber space, but I felt that it was worth bringing to your attention the fact that Peter Mercurio, a playwright and film-maker in his own right, has been working on a documentary about his family’s unbelievable tale of synchronicity, fortune, and love.
The Huffington Post recently featured a small teaser of the film-in-progress, called Found, and it was so good that I wanted to pass it along to you because, quite frankly, it seems like a film that has to be made. And I’m glad that it’s one of Kevin’s dads who is at the helm.
So,keep updated on the film’s progress here.
And check the trailer out below.
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