For us women who have experienced the euphoria of meeting our babies for the first time, it’s unfathomable to think of a woman feeling like she has no choice but to dump her newborn.
So many abandoned babies are found in awful conditions, left to die.
The latest case involves a baby found abandoned in a washing machine.
Shop owner Sangduen Khaorueng runs a coin-operated washing business outside a shop in Krabi, southern Thailand.
According to The Daily Mail, the 47-year-old woman closed her business on a Friday afternoon and returned to open again on Monday.
When she opened her store, she was met with the sounds of a baby crying. She didn’t believe that it was coming from her business and presumed the baby was in a nearby house.
But when she checked inside her washing machine, she found a shocking sight.
A newborn baby boy had been dumped in one of her machines, wrapped in a towel, with his umbilical cord still attached.
She immediately alerted police and a local resident prepared a bottle for him.
Police Lieutenant Sanya Kaewnui from Krabi Police said the boy was taken to hospital where he is being cared for by hospital staff.
“We believe the baby is about five days old,” he added, according to The Daily Mail.
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The article added that the boy was healthy, just very hungry.
“It is fortunate that he was crying or nobody would have noticed him in the washing machine,” added the lieutenant.
Officers are currently checking camera footage to hopefully trace the boy’s mother.
“If the baby cannot be returned to the family he will be brought up in an orphanage and offered for adoption,” he added.
Find out more about this heart-breaking story in the clip below.
I’m so glad this sweet baby was found alive and healthy. I hope he now gets the care that he deserves and a family who will love him.
Nobody should have this cruel start in life! Please share if you agree.