Officer Jason Whitten adopted a baby of a homeless, pregnant woman who asked for his help.
(Santa Rosa Police)
A California police officer’s life is changed after he met a homeless, pregnant woman who asked for his help.
Santa Rosa Police officer Jason Whitten, 33, responded to the call from a woman who said that she needed a home for her unborn baby. The baby’s father said, “Good Morning America,” the woman was suffering from a drug addiction.
“Like a lot of people that I have spoken, I heard about her life and her story,” he said. “I knew her [other] children of the camp I had worked for the promotion of the youth. When she started talking about them, I had an immediate connection with her just by knowing her beautiful children were.”
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The officer said he drove the pregnant woman to a rehab facility. The woman asked Whitten if he wanted to adopt her baby, but said he was not sure if she was serious. In February, the woman gave birth to but could not clean. The girl had heroin in her system when she was born, and the province asked the woman if she wanted her daughter in a foster home. She told officials to contact Whitten.
“She said: ‘I knew that you had daughters. I knew that you business, but you were honest,'” Whitten recalled. “They had this vision of her daughters play in tutu’s with her sisters. That is what she said that she wanted to be.”
On Aug. 30, the Whitten family adopted the baby girl and her name is Harlow Maisey Whitten. The girl now has three older sisters.
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“I fell in love right away,” Whitten said. “She is so cute. They will cry when they need something, of course, as babies do, but as soon as we would touch her, but she will immediately stop crying. She knew immediately that she was safe.”
The police congratulated Whitten in a Facebook post.
“Congratulations, Whitten family, and welcome, baby, to the SRPD family!” the post read.
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