From the NY Post:
Melinda Katz always saw herself as the consummate independent New York woman — a lawyer, a lawmaker for 16 years and a rising star in the Democratic Party. In 1998, when she suffered a health scare while running for Congress, she asked a former boyfriend for a sperm donation but always planned to raise any child alone.
In 2008, at age 42, then-City Councilwoman Katz gave birth to a son, Carter. She deflected questions from reporters asking her to reveal the father’s identity.
Two years later, Katz used the same batch of frozen sperm to conceive again. But 31 weeks into her pregnancy with twins, things went horribly wrong. She underwent an emergency c-section, giving birth to one stillborn baby and a boy, Hunter, as small as the palm of her hand, who was put on a respirator to fight for his life.
Panicked and alone, Katz called the only person she wanted by her side at the time — the biological father of her children.
It was time for Curtis Sliwa to be a guardian angel again.
The law-and-order legend in the red beret had been out of Katz’s life for years, but he rushed to her side.
And when Katz returned home from the hospital to care for her 3-year-old, Sliwa camped out in the neonatal intensive-care unit for three weeks praying for his struggling son.
Today, Katz and Sliwa live together with their two healthy boys in the Forest Hills, Queens home where Katz grew up. The founder of the citizens patrol Guardian Angels and the former lawmaker say they plan to marry.
Sliwa’s famous red beret now serves a dual purpose: The Roman Catholic wears it to shul every Saturday as a yarmulke and plans to raise his sons Jewish.