Thomas lays his head on his brand-new bed in 2010. He was 2½ years old when a bus driver found him wandering alone in the streets of Queens, New York. Shortly after that, full custody was given to his father, Glen Falk. The following photos were taken by Falk's partner, photographer Rocio De Alba, as she documented Thomas' life in his new surroundings. She calls her series "Miracle Baby."
At right is the underwear Thomas was said to be wearing on the night he was found on the streets. At left is the story from the New York Post.
"In the beginning, it seemed that Thomas was not accustomed to someone waking him up," De Alba recalled. "He refused to eat his cereal as I explained what day care meant."