This young Haitian man is taking a “leap of faith” trying to adopt a baby he found in a bin even though he’s at university.
The story started back in late 2017 when a 22-year-old Jimmy Amisial returned home to visit his mom Elicie in Haiti whilst on a study break from Texas State University where he’s studying electronic and communication media.
Jimmy said, “When I woke up that day, I was totally unaware that my life was about to change forever,”.
When he was a teenager he always helped out at an orphanage next to his home and even brought back presents for the children.
While on his way to the orphanage he saw a crowd of people gathered around a bin and after squeezing through to the front he saw the unimaginable, a four-month-old baby dumped inside.
He commented, “People were crowding round this [trash] bin and I heard them arguing about what to do with this tiny baby. Everyone was just staring at him—not a single soul wanted to help.”
He quickly scooped the infant up and took him home to his mother, they washed, clothed and fed him before seeking medical help. Police started a search for the parents but they were never found.
“I was already behind on my university fees and my family has always struggled to make ends meet, but I didn’t have a dad growing up, and this poor child was facing a lifetime of instability and uncertainty,” Jimmy said.
“Something inside was telling me that this had happened for a reason, so I took a leap of faith.”
He has now filed to officially adopt Emilio who’s just started school.
“I had to do what I had to do when no one else wanted to do it, and I’m so grateful for the past four and a half years,”
Jimmy said, “I’m glad I got the opportunity to transform his life from being abandoned in the trash to being a wonderful treasure. I truly do feel like a father, and I’m excited to put pen to paper and make Emilio my son. I just need to raise the money first.”
A GoFundMe page has been set up for the adoption where you can donate here.