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After 6-Hour Search, Deputy Finds Baby in Woods

'This is what we call a miracle,' says sheriff's office in Missoula, Mont.

(Newser) - "This is what we call miracle," reads a Facebook post from the Missoula County Sheriff's Office in Montana. The reference is to a deputy who heard a faint cry in the woods and discovered a baby buried under sticks and debris, a happy end to a frantic... More »

Baby Boy Found Abandoned in Car Seat

He was found outside Milwaukee home at 2:30am

(Newser) - Milwaukee police are looking for the family of a baby boy who was found alone in a car seat in the middle of the night in a residential area. Sgt. Sheronda Grant says investigators believe they have identified the child and his parents and are trying to locate them. The... More »

3 Babies Found in 3 Years, and Now a Twist

Police in Berlin say they're sisters

(Newser) - Berlin police say three baby girls found abandoned in and around the German capital in recent years are siblings. The first newborn was discovered in Berlin in September 2015, the second in August the following year, and the third in the nearby village of Schwanebeck in August 2017. Berlin police... More »

Left in a Bush, She Uncovered Her Parents 80 Years Later

Inside Anthea Ring's hunt for her origins

(Newser) - It's a seemingly unsolvable mystery that has been solved, partially, some eight decades later: What were the origins of a 9-month-old girl abandoned, with her hands tied in front of her, in a blackberry bush in Worthing, England? That Anthea Ring survived is thanks to Margaret Dodd, a British... More »

Police Have New Tool to Find Mom of Baby Left in Dumpster

DNA used to create sketch of woman

(Newser) - On Christmas Eve, a newborn girl was found dead in a dumpster in a Calgary parking lot. Police are still looking for her mother, and now they have a sketch of the woman or girl, thanks to a process known as DNA phenotyping, the CBC reports. The Canadian authorities hired... More »

Authorities: Woman Abandoned Baby in Airport Bathroom

They believe she also gave birth in the airport

(Newser) - Authorities in Arizona are looking for a woman they say abandoned her baby in a baggage claim bathroom after giving birth at the Tucson International Airport last month, Good Morning America reports. According to the Arizona Daily Star , the baby boy was found by a rental car employee on a... More »

Baby Found in Car Seat on Side of Highway

He is safe and in good health

(Newser) - A number of drivers on an Oklahoma interstate pulled over Saturday when they saw a disturbing sight on the side of the road: a baby strapped into a car seat. "I said, 'Please tell me that’s not what we think it is,'" Alexis Harrison, one... More »

Courier Discovers Parcel He's Delivering Contains Live Baby

Chinese officials have apprehended the baby's mother

(Newser) - A woman was arrested this week in China after allegedly attempting to mail her newborn baby to an orphanage, CNN reports. According to the South China Morning Post , the 24-year-old woman instructed a courier not to look inside the bag when he picked it up for delivery Wednesday. But while... More »

A Noise Came From a Bag. Tiny Legs Were Sticking Out

Harriette Hoyt, 17, accused of trying to kill daughter

(Newser) - Police in upstate New York are describing a horrifying crime that might've proved deadly if not for what the Elmira Star Gazette describes as a "miracle." According to the Elmira Police Department, a 17-year-old girl placed her 8-month-old daughter in a plastic bag and abandoned her behind... More »

Abandoned Girl Looking for Parents via Street Stall

She was left on a neighbor's doorstep as a sick infant

(Newser) - For all of her short life, a 9-year-old girl in China has been missing her parents, and for half of her life, she's been trying to find them with a handmade sign at a street stall where she also sells vegetables, reports the Times . "I am quite healthy... More »

9-Year-Old Finds Sunburned Newborn Left in Backyard

Infant was left in the sun for hours: police

(Newser) - At first, Elysia Laub thought she was looking at a piglet that had escaped her pig pen. Only when she summoned her mom did she realize that the bundle, wrapped in a black towel in the backyard of her family's home in Lowell, Ind., was actually a newborn baby... More »

Baby Ditched at SF State in 1984 Just Graduated From There

Jillian Sobol, now 31, was found in a box

(Newser) - A newborn abandoned in a box in a San Francisco State University dorm in 1984 just came full circle—by graduating from the same school. The San Francisco Chronicle relays the story of Jillian Sobol, now 31, whose biological mom, a student at SFSU, gave birth and left the infant... More »

Bloody Trail Leads Into Subway Restroom

Mary Grace Trinidad, 38, is accused of trying to murder newborn son

(Newser) - A Southern California transient is under arrest after apparently leaving her newborn baby in the toilet of a Subway restaurant's restroom, the San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports. According to police, a customer noticed the woman—later identified as 38-year-old Mary Grace Trinidad—bleeding as she left the restroom of... More »

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 »

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