Florida Deacon Among Hundreds of Babies Taken at Birth and Sold on Black Market

TAMPA (BP) – Florida deacon Bobby Falcone was seeking to become the legal guardian of his handicapped sister when he discovered a trail of stolen, black-market babies that led to his biological father who never knew Falcone existed.

“These poor people,” Falcone said to his wife, Stephanie, in September 2020. “Two-hundred-plus babies illegally taken at birth from their mothers.” Some of those mothers, he added, were told that their babies had died when they were instead sold to families in Akron, Ohio, and elsewhere.

“My wife looked at me and said, ‘I hate to tell you this, but you’re one of those 200-plus people that are in the story.’ And so, the reality sunk in.”

Falcone, a deacon and sound technician at Mission Hill Church in Temple Terrace, Fla., hopes to use his story to encourage others in the knowledge that God is sovereign and maneuvers all things for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose. His tale is engulfed in documented facts found in DNA, historical records and oral stories unearthed as early as the mid-1990s.

Hours after Falcone was born a twin at The Hicks Community Clinic in McCaysville, Ga., in August 1963, a Dr. Thomas Hicks, now deceased, handed the prematurely-birthed baby to a couple waiting in their car in a back alley.

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Source: Baptist Press, By Diana Chandler