- A young woman left her child in a medical waste bin at the hospital where she gave birth
- He parents had told her they couldn't care for him as he was her second child
- The have now realised they acted rashly and have taken the baby in
After a 20-year-old mother abandoned her premature baby in a medical waste bin in Durban and was charged with attempted murder, her parents decided to take in the baby, giving their grandchild hope for a better future.
The parents have been supporting their child’s first baby who is now 18-months old. Although they believed that their daughter, who is a matric learner, had learned from her mistakes, they recently discovered that their troubled child once again fell pregnant last year.
Panicking about the daunting task of having to raise two babies, the woman’s father demanded she take the baby to its father but the father of the child was waiting for the child to be born so that he can have a paternity test to ensure the child was his, Briefly.co.za found
Seemingly not knowing how to move forward, the woman abandoned her baby.
The parents soon realised they had acted rashly and decided they would take the second baby in as well. They expressed their desire for their child to get an education and for their grandchildren to grow up healthy in a loving and safe home.
The infant had been born a month early and was fed by tubes. Staff left the woman breastfeeding in the nursery but she soon wrapped the baby up in a pillowcase and placed him in the bin. She later claimed to not know where the baby went, leaving staff to search for him everywhere.
Hospital staff found the woman’s baby struggling to breath in a hazardous waste bin outside King Edward VII Hospital.
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