There are people out there who don’t believe in destiny, but serendipitous encounters like the one from our story can definitely make them question their thinking.

Lorraine Nicholls is a stepmother to three beautiful children she considers her own. She, however, always wanted to have more kids, but being a two-time breast cancer survivor, she couldn’t have kids on her own.

Then, out of the blue, a little miracle came along and she embraced it.


While she was working night shift at the Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, a newborn baby boy was rushed there in the middle of the night. The little guy was wet and cold, and Lorraine learned that he was abandoned on a truck bed when a student who heard him crying alerted the police. They found him at Meridian Apartments in Tallahassee, Florida. This incident took place back in 2017.

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Lorraine was assigned to be the baby’s respiratory therapist.

“I assessed his breathing, his, you know, oxygen,” she said in a video by Humankind. “For the most part, he was fine. Cold, hungry, wet, but he was fine.”

Deep down, Lorraine knew this baby came to her for a reason. He was left behind and with no one to take care of him, and she wanted a baby so badly.

During his stay at the hospital, Lorraine and the baby formed a very special bond, too special to be broken, we’d say.

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She spoke to her husband and he was in for a new journey into fatherhood and that’s how they ended up adopting the sweet baby whom they named Charlie. “He just fills that hole that I had in my heart,” Lorraine told the Tallahassee Democrat. “I just feel like I have everything that I need and want and enjoy the fact that I can take care of him.”

Welcoming Charlie into their lives was the best decision ever.

Lorraine believes that adoption is a wonderful thing and she encourages others to follow her example and provide a family to a child who is dreaming of one.

“It just means so much, it’s more than I could ever imagine or dream of,” she added.

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Lorraine was praying for a miracle and God answered her prayer.

For more on the story check out the video below.