“I always tell her how much I love her and how grateful I am that she took a chance on me,” said David Decoud, who is now a famous sound engineer.
There are times when people who have children don’t have the economic capacity or a favorable situation to raise them. In this context, there have been many cases throughout history where, out of desperation, these parents abandon their children on the doorsteps of homes, churches, or children’s homes.
As if out of a movie or a fairy tale, something similar happened to a woman from Asunción, Paraguay, named Edith. She found a baby that was abandoned in front of her house 44 years ago, according to EXTRA media.
Edith was only 27 years old when she saw that baby wrapped in some blankets and clothes on the doorstep of her home. She immediately knew it wasn’t going to be easy, but despite her doubts and fears, she adopted him as her own child.
The woman took him to the doctor where, after some tests, she was told he had three days to live. Edith raised him and provided him with all the necessary care so that he never lacked anything.
However, as time went by, David Decoud began to question whether he was Edith’s biological son. As he explained, his complexion was darker, and he was teased about this. “At school, they always told me that I wasn’t my parents’ son because I was black and they were whiter,” he said.
His life went by quietly, as, according to David, he never gave “too much importance” to the issue. However, one day he plucked up the courage to ask his mother directly whether he was her biological son or not.
“One day, at the age of 12, my mom picked me up from school, and I asked her if I was her son because everyone always told me that they weren’t my parents because we didn’t look alike. To which my mom told me that she took me in from a hospital,” he said.
Then, when he was 27, the whole truth was revealed to him. An uncle at a family event told him that he had actually been abandoned on Edith’s doorstep and that she had decided to keep him.
“I always tell her how much I love her and how grateful I am that she took a chance on me,” David added.
44 years later, David is now a sound engineer. According to him, he has never lacked for anything, as both Edith and his family have always supported him throughout his life. “Parents who adopt do so because they have a huge heart and unconditional love,” David concluded.