(FOX NEWS) – A police officer is called a "guardian angel" after responding to reports of a robbery and agreed to adopt the baby of a pregnant, homeless woman.
Albuquerque police officer Ryan Holets was investigating robbery at a convenience store when he walked behind the building and found a woman preparing to inject heroin.
Holets lit his body camera and faced the 35-year-old Crystal Champ and her companion before realizing that the woman was pregnant.
"You're going to kill your baby," Holets is heard in the Bodycam jacket, which revealed that she was "seven or eight months pregnant."
The beginning of the video seems to show Holets writing an appointment for the couple and talking to Champ about his situation.
"Not every day I see something like that," Holets said in an interview with CNN. "It just saddened me a lot."
At that time, Holets decided to intervene.
"I felt God saying to me: 'Tell him you'll do it because you can,'" Holets told CNN. .
With "doing" it, the father of four children meant to tell Champ that he would like to adopt his baby.
Champ, who reportedly lives in a tent in the bush next to a New Mexico highway, has fought heroin and crystal meth for most of his life.
"I know how serious my situation is," he told CNN. "I know how horrible I am"
Holets said Champ also "desperately wanted someone to adopt." his baby, "and he wanted to be the only one.
" I got so tired of seeing so many situations that I want to help, but I can not. But at that moment I realized that I had the opportunity to help, "Holets said.
After the conversation with Champ, Holets got into his patrol car and immediately went to his wife, with whom he had not yet discussed the magnanimous decision he made.
After talking with Champ, Holets returned home with his wife, who was not yet aware of the decision that changed the life he just took.
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"He already knew my heart on this issue, and he knew he would be totally on board with that," Holets' wife, Rebecca, told CNN.
The couple had discussed the adoption before, according to Yahoo's reports, but he wanted to wait until his 10 -month-old was a little older.
In this case, the couple did not have time to spare, Champ gave birth to a girl three weeks later. Hope.
Unfortunately, due to Champ's drug use, Hope was born addicted to opioids, called neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). The syndrome can cause problems for the growth of babies, such as increased irritability, excess of autonomic activity and dysfunction of the gastrointestinal tract, as well as developmental disorders later in life.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, a child with NAS is born every 25 minutes in the USA. UU
When the time is right, the Holets will tell Hope about the circumstances surrounding their adoption, according to Yahoo.
"I just want her to be safe and secure, in a family and to be loved and have an opportunity," said Champ.
The couple separated after Champ gave birth, with the Holets in the hospital.
"She turns to me and says:" Take care of her. "And I said" I'll take good care of her and take good care of herself. "It was very emotional," Rebecca said.
"I am so grateful, blessed and honored to be allowed to be Hope in our family." Holets said.