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“Phone Box Baby” Reunites With The Man Who Rescued Her 22 Years Ago
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“Phone Box Baby” Reunites With The Man Who Rescued Her 22 Years Ago

Kiren Sheikh was just hours old when she was abandoned in a London telephone box in 1994. Her mother, who was trapped in an abusive relationship, called the Samaritans to rescue her, but before they could respond another good Samaritan came to the rescue instead.

Joe Campbell, then 30, was in Forest Gate, east London when he saw what he thought was a bag of chips at first. Realizing it was a baby, he alerted the authorities and even offered to adopt the girl himself. His offer was refused because he wasn’t married but he never forgot about Sheikh. Recently a co-worker showed Campbell, now 52, a copy of Metro because there was an article about a woman who was looking for a man called either John or Joe Campbell. Realizing who it was, Campbell quickly got in touch and the pair were recently reunited at Metro’s London office. “It’s so amazing to have been reunited with him,” Kiren told Metro. “He’s my hero.” (h/t: metro)

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Amanda Panda
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's unfortunate the good people who can't adopt because of restrictions such as being single, or being in a same sex relationship (in America I know its hard to adopt for same sex couples), and yet people are just abandoning kids, and horrible people are able to foster. It's all quiet sad. This woman seems to have been lucky, she seems well adjusted, and I'm glad she found him!

Amanda Panda
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

*quite (I do my best proof reading after I hit "post") -_-

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Leesipher
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Restrictions on loving and caring for a child shouldn't be so difficult for people of they want to adopt

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Amanda Panda
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's unfortunate the good people who can't adopt because of restrictions such as being single, or being in a same sex relationship (in America I know its hard to adopt for same sex couples), and yet people are just abandoning kids, and horrible people are able to foster. It's all quiet sad. This woman seems to have been lucky, she seems well adjusted, and I'm glad she found him!

Amanda Panda
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

*quite (I do my best proof reading after I hit "post") -_-

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Leesipher
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Restrictions on loving and caring for a child shouldn't be so difficult for people of they want to adopt

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