'The best days of my life' come from firefighter adopting baby he delivered

Rebecca Gracie Hadden was born November 14, 2011.

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  • It's been five years since Marc Hadden delivered a baby girl in the back of an ambulance
  • He and his wife adopted the baby and he says the girl has changed their lives for the better

(CNN)An emergency call resulted in a first responder taking a baby home to keep as his own.

"I will never forget that day. It was a day when a lot of things came full circle," Marc Hadden told CNN. Someone had called 911. A woman was suffering severe abdominal pain.
When he arrived at the scene, Hadden, a firefighter in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, discovered the woman's discomfort was actually labor pains. Time slipped away. Hadden and his partners calculated she was minutes from giving birth and knew they had to act fast.