Ryan Holet’s life was permanently altered on September 23, 2017, when he had a chance meeting with a homeless couple who were living in a tent in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Crystal Champ, who was 35 years old at the time, was ready to inject herself with substance when Ryan intervened and discovered that she was seven months pregnant.
The officer’s bodycam captured the events that transpired during the encounter, telling her, “You’re going to end your baby.”
As the lady tried to explain the predicament she was in, she became overcome with emotion and burst into tears. She said that she had been homeless for two years and that she had been battling addiction since she was a teenager.
She wanted to become clean but was unable to assist herself since she kept falling back into her old habits. The pregnant lady shared with the law enforcement officer that she had been seeking for a family or an individual who could adopt her unborn child.
Ryan had been a bystander in a number of instances very much like this one, in which he wished he could have helped more but was unable to.
He felt an overwhelming sense of sorrow and compassion for the pregnant mother and her unborn child. It occurred to him all of a sudden that he might raise the unborn child as his own.
The officer immediately discussed the situation with his wife, Rebecca, by giving her a call who accepted it without question. After another three weeks had passed, a young lady entered the world.
Hope was chosen as her name by Ryan and Rebecca. When Hope grows older, the couple, who already have four children of their own, want to inform her about how she came into the world.
As for Crystal, the biological mother, her health has returned to normal after she went through the withdrawal and detoxification processes.
Crystal is of the opinion that the world needs a greater number of individuals like Ryan and his wife and his family’s characteristics.