9-year-old says God helped her find the little girl By Dave Andrusko Nine-year-old Elysia Laub was heading to the family pool when she noticed something moving. Initially she couldn’t make out what the object she’d spotted in her back yard covered in maggots was. Whatever it was, it was “small and pink that was crying …Continue reading "“Guardian Angel” discovers abandoned one-day old baby"
By Dave Andrusko It was the Friday before Easter–Good Friday–and Paula Andrews and another woman were merely throwing some trash away when they heard a sound. According to KCPQ-Fox News, Andrews said the other woman actually heard the sound coming from the trash compactor first but thought it was the sound of a baby doll. …Continue reading "Woman’s motherly instinct saves newborn baby boy abandoned in a trash compactor"
By Dave Andrusko Edinora Jimenez was picking oranges in a remote forest settlement in Columbia when she heard sounds of crying. “I thought it was a cat until I looked closer and saw that it was a baby girl,” she said. Jimenez, 59, alerted the police. When Officer Luisa Fernanda Urrea, a new mother herself, …Continue reading "Columbian Police Officer breastfeeds abandoned newborn girl, saves her life"
By Danny Burton A baby girl abandoned by her parents in Western India was rescued by her grandfather. Born at seven months and weighing less than two pounds, the baby girl’s parents reportedly decided to reject her when they saw her wrinkly skin. The baby’s grandfather, Dilip Dode, told reporters that word of the girl’s …Continue reading "Baby abandoned by parents because of her wrinkly skin saved by grandfather"
By Jeannie Deangelis Rather than kill him in the womb, or toss him out a window into courtyard after he was born, a Queens, New York, mother wrapped her newborn in towels purchased from a 99-cent store and laid him in a Christmas Nativity manger on the lawn of Holy Child Jesus Roman Catholic Church. …Continue reading "Abandoned newborn found in New York church nativity scene"
By Dave Andrusko At first neighbors in the town of Corby, Northamptonshire, England, thought it was just garbage set out for collection. After all it was just a Tommee Tippee box, the kind that would have contained a starter kit for mothers beginning to breastfeed, with a “sold” sticker on it. And then….cries…the unmistakable cries …Continue reading "Abandoned in cardboard box, little baby saved when neighbors hear her cries"
By Dave Andrusko Nearly a year ago, a now 18-year-old girl was charged with attempted first-degree murder in the abandonment of her newborn son in a trash bin in Jacksonville, Illinois. Yesterday she appeared in Morgan County court after which her case was continued until this October “to accommodate a mental evaluation of the girl,” …Continue reading "Teen pleads not guilty in newborn abandonment case, will undergo mental evaluation"
By Dave Andrusko Two abandoned newborns, separated by thousands and thousands of miles, were rescued a day apart, one in China, one in Los Angeles. On Sunday, police in western Beijing, China found a baby girl, face down in a public toilet. They were alerted by a construction worker who caught the rescue on film. …Continue reading "Two abandoned newborns rescued, one from toilet, one from stroller"
By Dave Andrusko Writing for the Daily Mail, Stephanie Linning wrote an achingly poignant story of hundreds of strangers who took time to mourn an unnamed baby laid to rest in Seafield Cemetery in Edinburgh, England. The baby boy, wrapped in a blanket and found on a railroad track, was laid to rest in a …Continue reading "Hundreds of mourners attend funeral for abandoned baby"
By Dave Andrusko “Incredible” is a much over-used superlative, but what else could describe the rescue of a three-month-old baby from a sewer in Mexico City? Alicia Tejada Ramos, a local resident of the Toriello Guerra neighborhood of Mexico City, told the Mirror newspaper that she heard crying below the ground. “I ignored the sound …Continue reading "Abandoned in a sewer, baby rescued in dramatic fashion, expected to recover fully"
By Dave Andrusko Unlike most baby abandonment stories, this little boy was not a newborn but about 2 ½ months old, and showed no signs of abuse or neglect. But had it not been for a “corpulent” stray nicknamed “Masha the cat,” there is no doubt the infant would not have survived subfreezing temperatures …Continue reading "“Masha the Cat” a hero for saving abandoned infant"
By Dave Andrusko For the fourth time in three months, authorities in Southern California have found an abandoned baby. For the third time, the baby was dead, her body stuffed in a garbage dumpster, according to News10/KXTV A neighbor, collecting cans from the dumpster, found the baby Sunday afternoon. “They said the fetus looked …Continue reading "Dead baby found in dumpster in Stockton, California"