Utah family realizes beggar is the biological father of their adopted son
UTAH – Sometimes you meet people in the most unlikely places. This was the case for a family in Utah on Friday.
Brandy Vega was shopping with her husband and four-year-old son Blaze when she noticed a man begging around the corner.
“My first reaction was to look away because I don’t want to feel guilty and I don’t want to support this,” Vega said. “But I had this overwhelming feeling of looking and I watched.”
Vega realized she was looking at someone she recognized.
Pulling out her phone, Vega began recording a video which she then shared on social media. Vega is heard in the recording asking the man who he is before responding, “I’m Brandy.” I adopted your baby.
The man asked if he could see his biological son. After talking to him, they decided it was safe.
“I said, ‘What do you want him to know? “And he said he just wanted him to know his dad loved him,” Vega said.
This will probably be the four-year-old’s first memory of his biological father.
Vega has been a foster parent for many years and always wanted a baby boy.
“I always knew God wanted me to have a boy,” Vega said. “But as a single parent, I just didn’t think it was going to happen.”
Four years ago, Vega received a phone call from a social worker who needed a family to care for a two-day-old baby.
“I have a baby for you. He’s in Ogden. He has two days. He’s addicted to methamphetamine. Can you take her? She said, they asked her.
Dropping everything, Vega went to the hospital and met Blaze.
“She was the cutest baby I have ever seen,” Vega said.
Eleven months later, Blaze was officially adopted. It was the only time Vega had met Blaze’s biological father.
A few years later, Vega remarried a man she chose by Blaze.
Together, the three were shopping on Friday when they realized the beggar man around the corner was Blaze’s biological father – a moment Vega called a miraculous reunion.
“We wanted to give him this gift. It’s a new year, there are new beginnings and just because people have an addiction doesn’t mean they are bad people and they don’t love their children, “she said. stated. “It just means that they are not able to take care of themselves. of them.”
Vega and her husband also received a gift from Blaze’s biological father. The Vegas got to learn more about Blaze’s family history and where he was from.
More importantly, Vega said they created a memory for Blaze to keep and remember her biological father.