Seeing a recently born baby in a bin would stop most of us in our tracks to get it out, and take it in to a hospital so that the parents could be tracked down, or for the baby to be relocated to another family. However, after one such man did this, he then found out that he was the baby’s father.
The police have revealed that the mother did not know she was pregnant until right up to when she gave birth, and because of this, the father did also not know. When asked, the father said that his girlfriend had always been larger and so it wasn’t noticeable. That was until she just left the baby in the large bin, which the father then found later.
It was when another member of the public alerted him to the crying sounds coming from the bin that he went over and found the baby. He then went on to get the baby out of the bin and to a hospital as soon as possible.
My first thought seeing the baby there was disgust. I just thought ‘we’ve got to get that baby out of here’ and I didn’t know CPR.
After an examination in hospital, and the baby being reported as in a stable condition, they reported that the baby could’ve been in there for around two hours and was already starting to get hypothermia before the father found the baby.
It wasn’t until the evening, after extensive questioning, that the police found out he was the father and told him. The father also wants to make sure that his girlfriend will get help for what she has done, and that being angry at her, would change nothing.
Even though she said that she had no idea about the pregnancy, the police are still going to be charging her with attempted murder, abandonment of a child, as well as not providing life necessities. Although custody agreements have not yet be arranged, the father is hopeful that he will be able to keep his child.
I’m just going to try to be the best dad I can be. If he wants to get involved in sports, be a computer geek, try to be the next prime minister, I’ll do whatever I can do to support him.
The authorities continue to urge the public that there are other options if you do not want to keep a child and that you don’t have to be afraid to utilise them.