Abandoned Babies

Newborn Abandoned On Medicine Hat Door Step

Police were still searching Wednesday for the mother of a newborn baby who was left in a shirt and a bath towel on the doorstep of a southern Alberta home.

“We just want to find the mom,” said Medicine Hat police spokeswoman Cpl. Sandy Mahon. “It’s our No. 1 concern to make sure she’s OK and healthy.”

She said police don’t know if the mother needs medical attention and are focusing their efforts on finding her by checking motels, hotels and homes in the area.

Mahon said it’s too early to tell if charges would be laid.

A neighbour was working in her yard on a quiet, tree-lined street Tuesday when she heard the cries of the abandoned boy, believed to be 24 to 36 hours old.

The residents of the house were on vacation, said Mahon. It was warm and sunny at the time.

The baby was taken to the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital, just two blocks from the house, where he was found to be in good health.

Let’s hope that they find a good home for this baby and that the new parents him treat him well. I will never understand why a new mom abandons a baby on someones doorstep. There are many programs set up to help these women, it’s just a matter of asking for help.

I know I am being hard on someone that I know little about, I just get frustrated when someone has a healthy full term baby and decides to abandon it. If they had any idea how much of a gift they had, maybe they would reconsider and make things work…somehow.


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Lisa Arneill

Mom of 2 boys and founder of GrowingYourBaby.com and World Traveled Family. When I'm not running around after my boys, I'm looking for our next vacation spot!

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