Adrian Mutu has explained to Romanian channel PRO TV that he intends to adopt the baby that was found alive in a sewage pipe in Jinhua, China earlier this week. The baby, weighing just 5lbs, is now known only as Baby 59 after his hospital incubator and is in a stable condition.
Mutu, who now plays for Corsican side Ajaccio explained, "I couldn't figure out how to carry on living, how to eat my breakfast when I saw this story on TV. He's a special child. When I saw the baby I said 'I must adopt him, he has been sent to me by God. Just look at this poor little fellow. He made such a strong impression on me. I told my wife we have to help him, we have to do everything we can. I never thought I would adopt adopt a baby, I had no plan concerning that, but I just know: I have to help this one."
Mutu will face considerable difficulties though as Romanian citizens cannot adopt Chinese children under current laws.