The number of cases of baby abandonment in China is quite alarming and is partially a product of the one-child policy that has resulted in a massive number of abortions, forced abortion and has probably left many women scared to have children because of the potential negative repercussions.
In this new case, police officials found a newborn baby still covered in blood and laying naked in a toilet after his mother abandoned him. They found the infant boy’s mother not far from where she had abandoned him.
According to authorities, the teen mother and her boyfriend panicked shortly after his birth.
The baby survived after neighbors heard his crying and alerted officials, who arrived at the apartment building and were able to successfully save the child.
“Police found the baby still covered in blood laying naked and alone in a small amount of toilet water,” a news report indicates.
The Daily Mail has additional details:
Eyewitnesses watched as a police officer scooped the crying baby out of the bowl. He then took the baby’s umbilical cord and placenta along with him.
The tot’s hands were twitching as he let out sobs after laying in the shallow water for hours. The cold had turned his face purple and had made it difficult for him to breathe.
But the officer wrapped the baby in a warm blanket and rushed him to Shenyang third People’s Hospital for treatment.
Shortly after the shocking discovery, officers from Shenyang branch launched a manhunt to find his mother. They contacted the managers of the apartment building where the mum lived and asked staff to help them find her while other officers searched alternative places.
Half-an-hour later, a 19-year-old woman was found slumped on the floor unconscious near where the baby was uncovered inside the same bathroom. She was rushed to hospital where she received treatment.