His file says it happened in the local hospital’s garden.
A place of life.
A place of growth.
A place of new beginnings.
Ironically, a place of hope.
That’s where Superhero 4’s biological mother, a woman who I believe loved him and cherished him but who, for one reason or another, didn't feel as if she could provide for him or care for him, carefully dressed him in a blue cotton coat and blue pants and wrapped him in a rosy quilt.
The kind doting mothers use to swaddle.
The kind loving caretakers use to protect their babies from the cold.
And then, there in the garden, in a beautiful place where she was sure he would be found, gave him his last kiss.
Gazed one last time upon his face.
And then, likely because of his medical needs, her access to medical care or the number of children already in her family, risked five years of prison time and abandoned him, praying his finder would lead him to a better life.