Woman, 50, Finally Gets the Baby Girl She Prayed for After Finding and Adopting Abandoned Infant

Woman, 50, Finally Gets the Baby Girl She Prayed for After Finding and Adopting Abandoned Infant

  • For years, 50-year-old Bathabile Malapane prayed for a little girl but eventually gave up on her dream of having one
  • However, one cold and rainy morning would change Bathabile's life forever after she found a baby girl abandoned at a dumpsite
  • The mother of five boys rushed the baby to the hospital, where she was declared healthy, and now Bathabile hopes to adopt the little girl officially

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By Thomo Nkgadima - Freelance Journalist

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Bathabile Malapane from Mamelodi Phomolong informal settlement east of Pretoria found an abandoned baby girl she hopes to adopt. Image: Thomo Nkgadima
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Bathabile Malapane's prayers for a baby girl were finally answered when she discovered an infant abandoned at a dump in Mamelodi Phomolong informal settlement in Tshwane. Although it was a rainy day, nothing could dampen 50-year olf Bathabile's day after discovering the crying little girl.

Bathabile, the mother of five boys - Tumisani (32), Lucas (28), Harry (22), Edgar (20), and Pogiso (14) - told Briefly News she wanted a daughter all her life. But she gave up on her dream after only having boys.

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However, in the early hours of that rainy and cold morning, Bathabile heard the cries of a baby and decided to investigate.

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What she found gave her the chills. A beautiful baby girl was left unattended in the cold. Shocked and overwhelmed, Bathabile rushed the little girl to Mamelodi Regional Hospital, where she watched from a distance as doctors examined the baby.

Bathabile was overcome with joy when doctors declared the baby fit and healthy.

The mother of five said she's working with social workers to formally adopt the baby, who was found wrapped in just a towel. The little angel was named Mahlatse, a Sepedi name meaning lucky or fortunate.

An elated Bathabile told Briefly News:

"I'm thrilled and overwhelmed by joy. Now, finally, I have a baby girl after many years of prayers longing to have a baby girl child in the family. God is great. I love this child and I will raise her like my own."

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In other news, Briefly News recently reported that one playful dad’s unique method to relieve his little baby’s discomfort has netizens in absolute stitches. @the.nkunims shared a video of the dad, identified as Kojo, making his daughter dance with great energy.

While holding and supporting the child carefully, Kojo strategically makes her lower body and legs move hastily along to a vibey song. Peeps loved the cute video, with a fan, Erica Siegel, commenting:

“Can we get Shakira next?!”

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