a baby left outside

@jazel_juan (15767)
Philippines
August 24, 2012 8:21pm CST
my office mate just told me this story.. she said her cousin that lives in one of the villages here,said that last night they heard a baby crying near their area... since her place is full of trees and a bit scary, they did not go out as they were thinking it was a ghost as they have no neighbors that near and only have cows outside...so they ignored the crying and went to sleep. that morning, the husband went outside and saw a baby around 4 month old..outside near a water well / water pump ( in tagalog"poso" not sure if i am right lol) and the baby was lying on its stomach! They thought it was just a ghost but it was not! They went and carried the baby and saw that it was still alive! They rushed it near the health center and the baby is alive. They really do not know the mother or whose kid is that.... sad that the mother left but it was a blessing for them somehow. They want to adopt the baby and the baby said to be sooo cute. for some reasons i do not know how some mother could just leave their baby.
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@SIMPLYD (75885)
• Philippines
25 Aug 12
It is so heart breaking that the baby was just left there by the well the whole night, since it was seem seem to have been heard crying. The mother could have at least asked if they could adopt the baby , not left it outside to be just found whenever it can be. I am really so angry with the mother of that baby. They say that it gives you luck in life if you find an unwanted baby, though.
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@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
28 Aug 12
I was also infuriated when i heard the story but somehow life is that way, there are ones who get pregnant and could not carry its responsibility and give away the child much worse leave the child
@SIMPLYD (75885)
• Philippines
28 Aug 12
I wonder how the mother can take it in her conscience, that the baby was left just outside. She wasn't even sure if the baby was safely taken in.
@laydee (12815)
• Philippines
25 Aug 12
Babies are always a blessing to the family, it's really sad that the mother could just leave her child there out in the cold at night. What if there were some animals who have taken it? It's sad really, but perhaps the mother was just not fit to be a mother. Perhaps she didn't think she could take care of it. But I would have hoped that she would just knock at the door and asked if you could adopt the baby instead of leaving the baby outside. We will never know the reason for the mother, but it's really sad. I hope the child would be healthy and would never feel unloved. Have a great mylot experience ahead!
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@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
28 Aug 12
i also wish the child that the child will grow up and feel that somehow there are people who still cares.
@ARIES1973 (9460)
• Legaspi, Philippines
25 Aug 12
Things like this really happen for one reason or another. Well, as for me, it is better to leave the child for others to take care of rather than killing them through abortion. At least the baby is alive and this will give other people who might want to have their baby a chance to adopt one.
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@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
28 Aug 12
i guess the couple who found it will adopt it
@freedang (320)
• China
25 Aug 12
those things are not scarce in my country,especially when the baby have some congenital disease.you konw,some parents have their own difficulties,as our country are not rich ,maybe even making life is very hard for them.i dont mean that i am consent to their behavior ,but they maybe have no other choice.i want my nation can do something for that
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@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
28 Aug 12
it is hard for our government to address issues like this as this is not a priority..
@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
25 Aug 12
Thank God the baby is okay after a night out there in the dark. I hope the couple can adopt the baby and provide the baby with a good environment and family to grow up with. There are many reasons why a mother would leave their own baby, even though it would be a tough decision. There are many cases in Malaysia too until many NGOs came up a place for people to leave their babies anonymously in order to encourage birth right. Some even killed their babies, throw in the bin, toilet ...
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@roshigo58 (4871)
• Pune, India
25 Aug 12
Hi, Your office mate is so kind that she and her husband are ready to adopt that baby. But I always wonder that how the mother is so cruel who can throw her child. Why such mothers give birth to the child if they don't want to accept the child. Really it is very disgusting.
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• Philippines
25 Aug 12
hi jazel, I am not a mother yet but I feel pity for the baby maybe the mother can't raise the baby but she must left the baby in a safe place. I don't want to judge the mother cause I don't know the real story behind it It is good that the baby is in good hands happy mylotting
@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
28 Aug 12
yup the baby is indeed in good hands and that is something we should be thankful
@KOSTAS499 (1625)
• Greece
25 Aug 12
It's too sad that a mother has to leave her baby, maybe because she thought that she didn't have the resources to keep it alive. Let's hope that some nice family will take it under their wings.
@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
28 Aug 12
probably usually that is the reason
• India
25 Aug 12
Hi friend, sad to hear about this incident, luckily the baby is alive, as you mentioned they are interested in adopting the baby, there is nothing wrong in their decision and the baby got a new guardian now.
@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
28 Aug 12
a blessing
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
27 Aug 12
I think it is sad... I don't understand how some mothers can do that either... as a mother myself, I love my children so much that I can't imagine I would even think about hurting them...
@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
26 Aug 12
hi Jazel there is so many reason why a mother left her baby maybe she can't afford to buy food or milk or maybe she is shame because the baby has no father same thing happens here too because of that reason
@shaggin (29727)
• United States
26 Aug 12
There are so many people out there who would do anything to give birth to their own child but are unable to and then there are horrible people out there like this that abandon their children. Its just not right. I am so glad the baby was ok and it really does have a happy ending that the people want to adopt this baby. What a wonderful thing for this poor child to have already been found by someone to love it without it having to be moved from one foster home to the next until someone wanted to adopt the child.