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The Gatwick Baby - Abandoned At Birth

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Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gary-g...
Hi my name is Steve and I was abandoned as a baby on the 10th of April 1986 at Gatwick Airport I was found by a lady that worked at the airport i was found in the ladies toilets, the doctors believed I was around 10 days old, I was given the birth date of the 31st March however I don't know if that is the day I was born but that is the day I celebrate my birthday..
When I was abandoned I was in the newspapers and all over the news. I was named by airport staff as Gary Gatwick.
My first birth certificate states I was named as Gary Laker. I was adopted later on and my name changed to Steven Gary Hydes..
I am searching for any information as to what happened to me. I started my search around 9 years ago where i appealed for help on Meridian Mews, GMTV, and local newspapers, where as I then met the women who found me and other people who were involved in my case I then appeared in a documentary on channel 2 called found, I then stopped my search for a while as i had my daughter and started again 2 years ago when I appeared in a documentary on BBC 3 in April 2011 called The Gatwick Baby Abandoned at Birth..
Following this I went in national newspapers again, this morning and the late late show in Ireland. the documentary also went worldwide but unfortunately I have not found out what happened to me the day or the days before I was abandoned. since doing the Documentary I have had a son and although I have a happy family I want to know what happened to me in the early days as I do not know my name, birthday or if I have any brothers or sisters.
I am looking for any information that anyone might know or have to find out what happened to me you can message me on Facebook or on my email address at the top. I do have someone helping me who has helped me since day one and is happy to talk to anyone in confidence without me knowing if you wish. any little detail is a lot to me as I know nothing.
I was left in baby grows and blankets but no note was left they say I had been well cared for. you can view the photos of my baby grows and blankets in my photos.
You can view my story:-
Guardian - http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyl...
Daily Mail - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/artic...
BBC Three - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b010fq9r
Daily Mirror - http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/real-lif...
BBC News - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-13001370
Metro - http://www.metro.co.uk/tv/reviews/860...
Keith is the person helping me and if anyone wishes to contact him in strict confidence instead of my self they can contact him on buddyatkeepershotmail.co.uk,he is happy to speak to anyone and would pass on a charity s information if they wish to discuss with someone more private however what is said to Keith will not even get back to me if that is there wish.I appreciate people sharing my page as this gives me more chance of finding out information someone out there must know and i want my biological family to know that i have no anger towards what happened as I believe what they did they would have had a very good reason, I understand my mum may have a family where they will know nothing about me or her past and that I understand but I have a whole family out there that I know nothing about.

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FYI, genetics found both sides of family in May 2019, his mother has passed, his father and siblings knew nothing about him. Happily and he is documenting himself regularly on Facebook, put up photos just yesterday of himself with brothers and sisters. His face looks so much more relaxed. Congratulations to you young man, so glad you didnโ€™t give up.

by Diane Creedon 2 months ago

Does not matter where you're from but where you're going. All that matters is you were raised by wonderful people& you're a wonderful person. Blessings to you.

by Lana Varmatos 3 years ago

Steve later found his birth family. The mother had died and the father was unaware of his existence. This is why no one came forward during his appeals to the public in the media. He was unable to find out what had happened as the only person who knew was gone. However, he has met his father and his siblings. They were found via his DNA.

by Bethany Kennedy 4 months ago

The lady who found Stephen was lovely and told him how well he was cared for. So sweet.

by Madeleine 3 years ago

She abandoned this baby in a warm public place, knowing he be found quickly, this mother shouldn't be judged harshly,

by loren 1 3 years ago

I think its amazing that Steven is not bitter and in fact very empathetic towards other children AND the mothers tht abandoned them.

by Suzanne Cooke 3 years ago

The gene test for national identity seemed almost unnecessary. Steven couldn't look more English.

by em diar 3 years ago

When my father and mother forsake me the Lord will Raise me up

by Kimberly Bracken 1 year ago

It is such a tribute to the man you have become that you are working to make this search easier for others in the future. You are a caring, intelligent, thoughtful young man that any mother could be very proud of!

by Jean Hargis 3 years ago

I was 18, about to graduate high school, and pregnant in 1986. I was alone and scared sh*tless that I would be found out. I didn't know what would happen, and able to hide my condition until my 35th week. Everything I feared my family would do came true. I was kicked out of my home, not spoken to nor visited, then bribed to give my baby up for adoption. Fully paid for college, an apartment, plus a car. But nope. I worked through it, keeping my daughter. At times of deep depression I wondered what could have been my life had I gone that route. In the end, I put myself through school, got a place to live, and 5 years later even bought the same car my grandmother tried to bribe me with. I admire your empathy. ๐Ÿ’œ Always know there are 3 types of "family"; biological, legal, and chosen. Sometimes your chosen family is the best one for you.๐Ÿ’œ

by Laurie Conway 2 years ago

i was also abandone d by my mother with a good reasons thats why i never hate her infct thanks her to deliver me safe and nw that im a chrstian i knowhow to forgive and forget.

by izamael valle 3 years ago

The first thing to do is to not stigmatise these children by calling them abandoned children, how about renaming them saved children. I am happy that Steven found good parents and I feel sorry for his natural mother who obviously loved him. Hopefully she will come forward when she feels comfortable and make herself known even if only to him and not the world

by samundra56 3 years ago

Your adoptive parents have brought you up to be a really lovely young man,they should be very proud of them self's,i wish you and your partner and your beautiful daughter Emma all the best for the future Steven.Maggie x

by Maggie Mcleod 2 years ago

Interesting doc. Hear so many abandoned baby stories but never from the babies point of view. Best of luck Steven.

by john b 3 years ago

Hi Andrew. You would be absolutely amazed at how many people, men and women, who wanted to take you home. My auntie tried to take you as well as many others. You were popular... a hit!!!!! Feel loved, know you're worth.. you were wanted.

by cat'smeow 2 years ago

What an absolutely charming young man and such a heart-rending story. One thing I think should be said is that he was so lucky with his adoptive parents. I think his birth mother must have been a desperate yet very loving person, and Steven should take great pride in that. I wish him a very happy and healthy life with his own young family.

by hotmikado 2 years ago

Steven really should put another article in an Irish newspaper, I'm Irish and we don't get the same newspaper's as the UK so maybe give it another go,best of luck he seems like such a nice guy.

by Julie Cogan 3 years ago

Shame. It is so painful. We give all the glory to our Lord Jesus who has looked after him and will continue to do so.

by Catherine Sikazwe 2 months ago

Steve just posted on FB that he no knows whom his Mother was (deceased) his bio Father has siblings and aware of Steve...I hope itโ€™s some closure

by Linda Mandy 10 months ago

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