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Real Newborn Left in Church Nativity Scene

Baby boy was left in NYC church's manger

(Newser) - A janitor who heard a baby crying in an empty New York City church was astonished to find a real newborn baby in the church's Nativity scene with its umbilical cord still attached. Jose Moran tells the New York Daily News that he found the baby after returning from... More »

Woman Looks for Mom Who Left Hospital After Her Birth

Andrea Klug-Napier says she wants to thank her birth mom

(Newser) - Andrea Klug-Napier is making headlines for a second time now that she's on a mission to find her birth mom. Her story was first published in the Spokesman-Review in May 1987, just days after her April 30th birth. Her birth mother—who said she was 33, single, unemployed, and... More »

Abandoned Baby Saved From Toilet Pipe

The newborn girl in now in stable condition at a hospital

(Newser) - Police are searching for the parents of a newborn baby found abandoned in a Chinese toilet on Sunday. Passersby heard cries from inside the toilet and alerted authorities. "The baby's head was pointing downward and her whole body had already fallen into the drain. We could only see... More »

Coming to Indiana: Drop Boxes for Babies?

Rep. Casey Cox says bill could curb child abandonment

(Newser) - Newborn incubators, or baby boxes, could be showing up soon at Indiana hospitals, fire stations, churches, and selected nonprofits under legislation that would give mothers in crisis a way to surrender their children safely and anonymously. Indiana could be the first state to allow use of the baby boxes on... More »

Family: Mom Who Dumped Baby 'Really Needs Help'

At court hearing, Dabbs rants against Jay-Z

(Newser) - The family of the 20-year-old woman accused of abandoning her baby at a New York City subway station on Monday had no idea she was even in New York. Frankea Dabbs has had a troubled life involving drugs and prostitution, relatives tell the New York Times , but she had promised... More »

Abandoned Baby's Mom Found at Starbucks

Woman pushed stroller onto platform, got back on NYC subway, say witnesses

(Newser) - A 20-year-old mother who allegedly abandoned her baby girl at one of New York City's busiest subway stations is in custody, says the NYPD. NBC New York reports that police were given the heads up by a citizen who saw the woman at a Starbucks around 12:30am today—... More »

Man Who Saved Newborn Gets Reunion at Graduation

It's a 'speechless' surprise for the teenager

(Newser) - One of the better graduation-day stories of the season: A man who played a hunch and rescued an abandoned baby in frigid temperatures got to see her again for the first time at her high school graduation, reports WFIE . The couple who adopted Skyler James managed to track down Charlie... More »

Newborn Thrown in Trash Can Survives

Baby boy found in a pink blanket and a plastic grocery bag

(Newser) - A newborn baby boy is lucky to be alive this morning after being found yesterday near death in a garbage can in Greenville, SC. He was put there, police say, by his mother, who has since been charged with attempted murder and child abandonment. NBC News reports he was found... More »

'Burger King Baby' Finds Mom Who Abandoned Her

Katheryn Deprill says she feels 'pure joy'

(Newser) - On Sept. 15, 1986, a worker and a customer at a Burger King in Allentown, Pa., heard an infant crying in the women's room. They found the baby, later named Katheryn Deprill, just hours old, wrapped in a maroon shirt and lying on top of a plastic bag. Deprill'... More »

Man Tracks Down Abandoned Baby He Saved—in 1955

Dave Hickman was 14 when he found girl left to die in field

(Newser) - Every time you read about an abandoned newborn and think, "what kind of depraved human being would do that?", you're having exactly the same thought 14-year-old Dave Hickman did on Sept. 22, 1955, when he found a days-old baby girl left to die in the Indiana field where... More »

For 26th Year, Police Remember Abandoned Baby

Connecticut department chipped in to pay for his burial in 1988

(Newser) - It's a 26-year tradition now in Meriden, Conn., and one with a somber start: On Jan. 2, 1988, police found a newborn boy frozen to death outside. He had been wrapped in a blanket, but the full-term baby with blond hair and blue eyes stood no chance in the... More »

Dog Rescues Abandoned Baby

Infant, just a few days old, named after German shepherd

(Newser) - A 68-year-old British man was walking his dog in a Birmingham park last week when the German shepherd suddenly ran over to the bushes and refused to return. Owner Roger Wilday walked over to find her lying down next to what looked like trash ... but as he got closer, he... More »

Newborn Baby Found in Trash

Baby boy is alive

(Newser) - A newborn baby boy was found alive inside a plastic shopping bag in Jersey City yesterday. Doctors estimate the baby was born 11 weeks premature and weighs only 3 pounds. He was discovered by a group of teenagers in a pile of trash behind an apartment building, reports WABC . "... More »

Sewage Pipe Baby's Mom: It Was an Accident

She says she raised the alarm after newborn fell through hole

(Newser) - The mother of a baby boy saved from a sewage pipe in China says she "deeply regrets" what happened—but she was the one who raised the alarm. The 22-year-old woman, who is unmarried and had concealed her pregnancy, says the newborn slipped through a hole in the squat... More »

Newborn Tossed in Trash Chute Survives 8-Story Fall

Brooklyn mother, 18, gave birth shortly before allegedly tossing baby

(Newser) - A newborn baby tossed down a New York City housing project's trash chute survived the eight-story fall because he landed on a pile of garbage and the compactor was jammed. A maintenance worker heard the baby's cries coming from the trash compactor yesterday morning in the Walt Whitman... More »

Smoker Saves Buried Newborn

Baby found buried in Singapore rooftop garden

(Newser) - A Singapore man who went to a rooftop garden for a cigarette ended up saving a newborn's life. The retired 60-year-old smoker heard soft mewing noises coming from nearby bushes and discovered a newborn baby buried just beneath the surface, reports the Straits Times . A plastic bag was wrapped... More »

Mom Tries to Flush Newborn Down Airplane Toilet

Baby critical, mother busted

(Newser) - An Indian woman gave birth to a baby in a tiny airplane bathroom, the tried to flush the newborn down the toilet, authorities said. The baby was discovered stuck when the plane landed, and the entire toilet was removed and rushed, with the newborn, to a local hospital. The baby... More »

Haitian Parents Abandon Kids in Droves

Earthquake's devastation the last straw for many

(Newser) - The catastrophic earthquake that left at least 1.3 million Haitians homeless was the final straw for families that could barely afford to feed their children before. Now with aid dwindling, Haitian families are abandoning their children in skyrocketing numbers in the hope of offering them a better life—a... More »

Drunk Dad Ditches Baby to Find Drunk Mom

Universal Studios debacle leads to child endangerment charges

(Newser) - A Florida man has been charged with child neglect after he—while drunk—left his 4-month-old daughter in her stroller in some bushes at the Universal Studios parking lot while he searched for the girl's drunken mother. The infant was alone for 2 hours before a park employee found her,... More »

Calif. Mom Busted After Newborn Is Found in Trash

Jessie Canfield went back to party after birth: cops

(Newser) - A 24-year-old California woman has been arrested for allegedly dumping her newborn baby in the trash after giving birth at a party. Police found the infant dead in an overstuffed curbside garbage bin, just blocks from a fire station where unwanted babies can be surrendered. The woman, Jessie Canfield, was... More »

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