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Category: Abandoned Babies

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Hours Old Infant Abandoned At McDonald’s

Staff at a McDonald’s restaurant in southwest Charlotte got a bit of surprise when they found an hours-old infant abandoned in their bathroom on Wednesday morning. The baby boy, who was breathing and uninjured, was believed to be only about two or three hours old when he was found. Police also said a man was […]

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UK Baby Abandoned in Stroller Outside Hospital

UPDATE: The BBC is reporting that this baby’s mom has been found and is under arrested on suspicion of child neglect. Police have said that, although the 25 year-old mom is under arrest, she is being offered support and guidance by a number of agencies. The staff at Linconshire’s Grantham Hospital were shocked to find […]

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Nebraska Works To Fix Their Safe Haven Law

Gov. Dave Heineman said Wednesday he will call a special legislative session to fix a safe-haven law that in just a few months has allowed parents to abandon nearly two dozen children as old as 17. The Governor had planned to wait until the next regular legislative session convened in January, but changed his mind […]

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Crummy Grandpa Alert: Grandpa Leaves Baby In Car While At Bar

So I guess it’s not just the parents who suck at taking care of their kids. A grandpa in California has been arrested after allegedly leaving his 11-month-old grandchild in a car while he went into a Sacramento bar. Robert Mora is accused of leaving the baby in a vehicle for about 30 minutes Wednesday […]

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Crummy Parent Alert: Dad Leaves Baby In Car While He Visits Strip Club

Here is another one for the Crummy Parent Files! A South Carolina man was arrested in a strip club, getting a lap dance after his baby daughter was found out in the club’s parking lot alone in the car. The man told police that he left his baby in the car because she was sleeping […]

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Nebraska’s Unique Safe Haven Law Allows Parents To Surrender A Minor Of Any Age

While the ‘safe haven law’ is different in each state, Nebraska recently passed a unique version of law designed to protect unwanted infants by allowing parents to legally surrender them at a hospital. In the law, which took effect July 18, Nebraska allows parents to give up a minor of any age — possibly an […]

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Newborn Found During A Game Of Hide and Seek

A 6-year-old girl playing hide-and-seek with her grandmother found a newborn baby girl abandoned in a vacant lot next to her home. Lilliana Williams-Rodriguez told her grandmother she had found a doll in the bushes. But Thelma Williams, 55, who has six children, knew right away it wasn’t a doll. She called 911. The baby […]

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Sadness In Kansas After Twin 3-Year-Olds Left in Car For 2 Hours

I am honestly shocked every time that I read a story like this, except this one is just more unexplainable. Twin 3-year-olds, a girl and a boy, did not survive after being left inside a car in northeastern Kansas for more than two hours. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the twins were found in the car […]

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Abandoned Newborn Kept Alive By Dog And Puppies

Foxnews is reporting that a newborn baby that was abandoned outdoors by her 14-year-old mother during the Argentina winter was found safe Thursday after being kept alive and warm by a mother dog and her batch of puppies. A farmer found the naked baby near the city of La Plata, Argentina, lying amongst his dog […]

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How Does A Parent Forget Their Child In The Car For 3 Hours?

I am at a loss for words about the number of children who have been mistakenly left in their parents vehicles this summer. It feels like everyday I read another story about a small child who has either lost their life or has been hospitalized after being left for hours. 15-month-old Cassandra Starr died after […]

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Mom Fights To Create Awareness About Leaving Children In Cars

Since starting this blog 2 years ago, I’ve been surprised by the number of stories I have read about children, mostly infants, being left in hot cars alone. In some cases, a passerby will see the child and call authorities, but in many the child goes unnoticed and dies. The sad part is when you […]

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Father and Son Find Newborn Abandoned in Field

While out for a walk yesterday, Randy Petroskey and son Nick were surprised when they came across something that appeared to be a a plastic, pink doll sold by toy stores. When the boy’s foot moved, Randy, 52, a retired police captain, called 911. He used his polo shirt to wrap the naked boy and […]

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Illinois Raises Awareness About Abandoned Babies

Tuesday April 8th, 2008 was designated an awareness day for Abandoned babies in the State of Illinois. The Governor, Rod Blagojevich, would like distressed parents to know that the fire station, police station or hospital are legal places a parent can hand over a newborn that is up to seven days old. The baby must […]