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Mother gives birth, abandons baby in airport bathroom with handwritten note: Authorities

Posted by on Feb. 9, 2018 at 4:07 PM
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http://abcnews.go.com/US/mother-birth-abandons-baby-airport-bathroom-handwritten-note/story?id=52955414


Authorities are looking for a mother who they believe abandoned her newborn baby at Tucson International Airport with a handwritten note pleading, "I just want what is best for him and it is not me."

The woman, seen on security footage carrying something wrapped in a blanket and walking with an awkward gait, may have given birth in an airport bathroom in Tucson, Arizona, before leaving the child on a changing table at a family changing room with a handwritten note, Los Angeles ABC station KABC reported.

The Tucson Airport Authority released footage this week of the woman walking through the airport when the baby was abandoned on Jan. 14, and are looking to find out who she is.

The note left with the child read, "Please help me. My mom had no idea she was pregnant. She is unable and unfit to take care of me. Please get me to the authorities so they can find a good home.

"I just want what is best for him and it's not me," the note adds.

Airport security received a 911 call from someone who discovered the baby at the changing table near baggage claim, according to KABC, and they immediately began investigating.

The child was in good condition, authorities said.

The Washington Post reported airport officials found bloody clothes in an airport bathroom they believe belong to the woman.





by on Feb. 9, 2018 at 4:07 PM
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numbr1wmn
by Lina on Feb. 9, 2018 at 4:08 PM
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So sad. I hope she is ok too and the baby. I wish people used the safe haven options they have.  Glad she didn't abort the baby though.

motherslove82
by Gold Member on Feb. 9, 2018 at 4:09 PM
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She could have dropped him off at a hospital or fire station . I'm glad he was found and is getting care. Poor baby.
Jambo4
by Silver Member on Feb. 9, 2018 at 4:10 PM
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What a sad story.  I am so glad that she knew her limitations as well.

Jambo4
by Silver Member on Feb. 9, 2018 at 4:13 PM
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Sweet lil' babe had a rough start but I bet he has a happy ending.

Quoting motherslove82: She could have dropped him off at a hospital or fire station . I'm glad he was found and is getting care. Poor baby.


poietes
by Bronze Member on Feb. 9, 2018 at 4:14 PM
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very sad, She sounds very young and it seems like she did what she thought was best. Just from the note you know it was such a hard thing for her to do. Sad but I'm glad the baby is ok. 

M4LG5
by Gold Member on Feb. 9, 2018 at 4:14 PM

The letter said she didn't know she was pregnant. 

Quoting numbr1wmn:

So sad. I hope she is ok too and the baby. I wish people used the safe haven options they have.  Glad she didn't abort the baby though.


nb34
by Platinum Member on Feb. 9, 2018 at 4:16 PM

Many people don't know they can legally do that.

Quoting motherslove82: She could have dropped him off at a hospital or fire station . I'm glad he was found and is getting care. Poor baby.


GrayDuck41
by on Feb. 9, 2018 at 4:17 PM
That always amazes me—that a woman doesn’t know she is pregnant.
Maybe she is special needs?
It’s sad though.
It’s good that the baby is okay.
Hopefully she will be adopted by a good family.


Quoting M4LG5:

The letter said she didn't know she was pregnant. 

Quoting numbr1wmn:

So sad. I hope she is ok too and the baby. I wish people used the safe haven options they have.  Glad she didn't abort the baby though.

PamR
by Ruby Member on Feb. 9, 2018 at 4:18 PM
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At least she left him somewhere that he could be found.  I hope this woman is not prosecuted for anything.  She is probably distraught and didn't know what to do.  He'll be taken care of. 

M4LG5
by Gold Member on Feb. 9, 2018 at 4:19 PM
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I agree.  I feel that the message of the safe haven option is NOT put out there enough. I remember it had a good run and then.....nothing.  I haven't seen anything about it in a long time.

Quoting nb34:

Many people don't know they can legally do that.

Quoting motherslove82: She could have dropped him off at a hospital or fire station . I'm glad he was found and is getting care. Poor baby.


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