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Baby, less than a week old, found (alive) abandoned in a box on the side of a dirt road in FL.

I know there may be circumstances warranting the mother abandoning the baby. BUT she could have at least dropped the baby off at a hospital, firestation, etc. Why would she leave her by the side of the road? Anything could have happened to her, but thank God she was in good health when they found her and she had only been there for a day.


Asked by AprilDJC at 12:34 PM on Jun. 1, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (31)
  • OMG how horrible. im sure who ever was scared but thats still giving credit, i feel the sameway if your gonna do that then drop off at a hospital firestation even a church. unfortunly i think who ever did it intended for the wee one not to survive. which is sooo sad. there are some desprate nut jobs out there. that babys better off now...she will be able to have a good life with a family that wants kids around.

    Answer by tabbys4 at 12:38 PM on Jun. 1, 2009

  • Because the mother would have preferred to leave her baby there to die probably.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:35 PM on Jun. 1, 2009

  • Here in Washington they found a two day old in an abandoned car left by its 19 year old mother. I don't know what is going on in the world now a days. It's getting ridiculous.

    Answer by cherrera5 at 12:35 PM on Jun. 1, 2009

  • People are sick and I will never understand it either why they do some of the things they do.


    Answer by Anonymous at 12:36 PM on Jun. 1, 2009

  • Yes, I agree there are many resources these days. Thank God the baby is fine,it's nice to hear some good news for a change.

    Answer by geminisummerz at 12:36 PM on Jun. 1, 2009

  • You know, there should be more press on the baby safe haven laws and dropoffs. Then the baby would have even better chance. And desperate people would be doing it right. Not just some random road.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 12:37 PM on Jun. 1, 2009

  • how can women really have no feelings for their baby that has grown inside of them! This makes me truly upset and apaulled

    Answer by tiffandgene2009 at 12:38 PM on Jun. 1, 2009

  • My friend in high school was a baby left on the side of the road in a paper bag. Her mom was driving by and saw the bag moving and stopped thinking it was kittens. They never found the birth mom. That was long enough ago that they didn't have any trouble adopting her. This family already had four kids and had not planned on having anymore but they took finding her as a sign from God. Thankfully, she was found by such a wonderful family.

    Answer by Nathskitten at 12:41 PM on Jun. 1, 2009

  • I thought abortion was supposed to solve this? So sad hope they find the egg donor and prosecute her to the full extent of the law. She is lucky this baby did not die. There is no excuse.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:41 PM on Jun. 1, 2009

  • i have heard of some places were theres a drop off door. literly a door ( like a laundry shoot ) u just open put baby in there and walk away a nurse checks the door to see if there are any drop offs and things go from there. but also if theres any med stuff they ask please just write it down and leave it with the baby.. i think its great they have that but only in some places they should be everywere. ( an no the baby dosent slide down the shoot it has a shelf- (---) (: thouht i should add that.

    Answer by tabbys4 at 12:43 PM on Jun. 1, 2009