37 years ago Wilhemenia Dinkins worked as a manager at a McDonalds in Newark New Jersey.
It was the week of Christmas and someone left a shopping bag in the restroom at the McDonalds.
“There was movement in the bag,” Dinkins said. “When I opened the bag there was a baby dressed and wrapped in a blanket.”
Today the contents of that bag sits next to her on her couch.
“I was actually named Christopher McDonald first then when I was adopted I was named David Volk,” Volk said. “Because I was found near Christmas.”
When Dinkins found Volk the umbilical cord was still attached.
“She saved my life,” Volk said.
We first told you about Volk’s search for his birth mother last year. He saw a woman using social media to find her birth mother after she was abandoned in a Burger King bathroom in 1986.
“She took her quest to Facebook,” Volk said. “Three weeks later she found her mother in her quest.”
Volk still hasn’t found his birth mother but he did find the next best thing.
“It’s amazing,” Dinkins said. “I think it’s a blessing.”
“Not many people can experience anything like this,” said Volk.
Volk and his wife traveled from Philadelphia to spend a week with Dinkins at her home in Conroe.
“I have a couple of sons and granddaughters and great grand kids here and we’re going to get together,” Dinkins said.
They might not be bound together by blood but fate brought these two lives together 37 years ago and now they will always be a part of each other’s lives.
“I told him now he’s adopted,” Dinkins said. “thirty seven years later.”