The following comes from an August 5 Telegraph article by Phoebe Weston:
A newborn baby with his umbilical cord still attached has been found in an abandoned pushchair in LA.
The baby was covered in sweat, wearing pyjamas and “seemed weak” according to Alex Diaz, a father-of-two, who found him on the street. The baby was thought to be only a day old.
The pushchair was left on Vermont Avenue and Dana Street in Los Angeles, near a school and opposite St Agnes Catholic Church. Nothing is known about the mother’s condition or why she abandoned the child.
Mr. Diaz first walked past the “dirty” pushchair on Monday night around 10.30pm and then again just after noon on Tuesday. Initially he assumed it was trash, but became suspicious on passing it for the second time. He said “something inside me just told me to check”.
On lifting the blanket, he found the unnamed baby boy inside. “As soon as I touched him he started moving. Then he started crying and then he made me cry. He made me breakdown.”
He contacted the police and the infant is in California Hospital Medical Centre in a stable condition.
In 2001, the Baby Safe Surrender Law was introduced in California. The law states that parents or guardians can legally surrender infants under three-days-old to hospitals or fire stations with “no questions asked”.
Since 2014, 114 babies have been safely surrendered in Los Angeles.
YET ANOTHER EXAMPLE that we need to do a better job in communicating the truth: “In 2001, the Baby Safe Surrender Law was introduced in California. The law states that parents or guardians can legally surrender infants under three-days-old to hospitals or fire stations with “no questions asked”.
IN THE OLD DAYS, convent had places where you could place a baby, turn the device, and the baby would end up safely within the convent walls.
I pray that this child will be adopted by a loving family able to give him a safe and faith-filled home!
I also pray for his mother, wondering what in the world made her leave her newborn child on the street…an abusive and dangerous boyfriend? Parents threatening to disown her? A drug addiction? Being…
Poor little boy! I, too, hope he gets a loving man and woman to adopt him. The mother could also be a mentally ill women who walks the streets and somehow got pregnant. We may never know, but it is good that he is alive.
Poor child. A victim of peoples sins. Im grateful that someone found the baby. May the Lord protect and bless this child with loving caring adoptive parents.
At least the little lad was not thrown out of a window which is what happened to a 19 day old boy here in Queens NY.. God have mercy on this lost country
When you think that each precious soul is inexpressibly beautiful to our Lord it is almost unbearable to reflect on how we treat His treasured gifts. But the fact that this caring father saved that dear little one when probably hundreds of people walked by should be lesson that just one person can make such a difference and that there is always hope. I join with Canisius in asking God for mercy on this lost country.