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Abandoned Montgomery County Infant's Mother ID'd

There are 54 comments on the NBC 10 Philadelphia story from Sep 9, 2008, titled Abandoned Montgomery County Infant's Mother ID'd. In it, NBC 10 Philadelphia reports that:

Police in Montgomery County on Tuesday said they've located the mother of a baby abandoned under a flagpole at the Plymouth Fire Company on Sunday morning.

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Misty

King Of Prussia, PA

#1 Sep 9, 2008
Wow I have to say I am totally shocked to find out the mother is 29 years old. You would think someone of that age would have the common sense to know that was not the right thing to do. I was expecting it to be a young teenager not a full grown adult. I would have to assume that maybe just maybe there may be something wrong with her not fully knowing right from wrong.

Since: Mar 08

Brookhaven PA

#2 Sep 9, 2008
i hope they string her up.. unfortunately, i know that in reality, some feminist lawyer will protect her right to endanger babies with some nonsense blamed on men, society, and everyone else but the defendant. this innocent baby will be back with this pig or stuck in some unpleasant foster home unloved.
UHearditFromMe

Collingswood, NJ

#3 Sep 10, 2008
No... she will plead out post partum something or just plain old stupidity, because she thought that it was a safe haven. At least she didnt kill the poor thing... and she wanted to do something for him...
MOOSEMULEMAN

Somerdale, NJ

#5 Sep 10, 2008
Just goes to show we still need to continue to educate the public about safe haven the law and implications. Good thing the baby was OK.
Colleen

Clements, MD

#6 Sep 10, 2008
She called police...she didn't want anything bad to happen to the baby she just didn't want him... better than her having a late term abortion...that little one will get adopted right away and all will end well...
Post Pardon Depression is real...
The baby was less than an hour old... she wrapped him up and it was 80 degrees out she called the police and told them about the baby..she was scared and that knows no age.. if she wanted the baby to die she would have chucked him in the trash or left him in the toilet like so many others have done... punishing her will just make other confussed people kill their babies instead of leaving them and calling the police...
Jen

Philadelphia, PA

#7 Sep 10, 2008
I just want to say give this woman a little bit of credit at least she called police obviously right away or this baby would not be doing as well as he is. She did not put the baby in a trash bag and then in a dumpster. We here about babies being found in the trash all the time and they are dead. I don't think age has anything to do with it at a very young age we are tought right from wrong. there are so many cases of this each year and it is said so many times if you don't want you're baby take it to a safe haven. As far as age goes in many cases of teenaged moms nobody knew of the pregnancy, if you are smart enough to hide it you are smart enough to know what to do. I am not saying this woman is right or wrong. I am saying she did the right thing by calling 911.
JLM

Glenmoore, PA

#8 Sep 10, 2008
29 years old??? Get your sh*t together lady. And as for it being post-partum...the doctors have said the baby was only a few hours old...too soon to diagnose post-partum. Still, I think the safe-haven laws should protect her. At least she did not harm or kill the child. But as a mother myself, who also had her first child at 29....c'mon now....get your act together. It's not like you're a kid. Take some responsibility and properly drop off the child, or put him up for adoption.

Since: Apr 08

Berks County, PA

#9 Sep 10, 2008
Lets wait until we hear the whole story here before we judge this woman. She obviously is not a "kid" herself so something must be terribly wrong here for this to happen. She did act responsibly - she mentioned the "safe haven" law on the 911 call so she was trying to do this correctly. Maybe she is terminally ill, maybe she was raped, maybe her life was threatened by the baby's father who did not want the child....there are hundreds of scenarios that could be at the bottom of this story.
Don't worry about this dear little boy, there are lines of people waiting for an infant to adopt who will give him a loving home and life. Montgomery County Children and Youth do an awesome job of placing children.
Kelly

Bridgeport, NJ

#10 Sep 10, 2008
im shocked at the age...i figured it be a teenager.Maybe it wasnt her husbands baby, if shes married that is...who knows
NJGirl72

Fairfield, CT

#11 Sep 10, 2008
irene0944 wrote:
Lets wait until we hear the whole story here before we judge this woman. She obviously is not a "kid" herself so something must be terribly wrong here for this to happen. She did act responsibly - she mentioned the "safe haven" law on the 911 call so she was trying to do this correctly. Maybe she is terminally ill, maybe she was raped, maybe her life was threatened by the baby's father who did not want the child....there are hundreds of scenarios that could be at the bottom of this story.
Don't worry about this dear little boy, there are lines of people waiting for an infant to adopt who will give him a loving home and life. Montgomery County Children and Youth do an awesome job of placing children.
I agree. Although I'm suprised to find out that she's 29 years old, the truth is that we have no idea why she did what she did and for all we know there may be a logical explanation. I give her some credit...At least she didn't harm or kill the child and alerted authorities right away to where she left the baby. I sincerely hope that the authorities don't try to prosecute her or publicly embarrass her by releasing her identity...it'll only do more harm than good.
elericram

United States

#12 Sep 10, 2008
she delivered a nice healthly child, we must give her some credit, this could have been a whole lot worse. Who are we to judge, she did what she thought was right for the child, she probably was watching over the child until so came to pick him up.
elericram

United States

#13 Sep 10, 2008
i meant to say "she was probably watching over the child until someone came to pick him up.
Unbelievable
#14 Sep 10, 2008
Kelly wrote:
im shocked at the age...i figured it be a teenager.Maybe it wasnt her husbands baby, if shes married that is...who knows
So you think her husband (if she had one) didn't notice her being pregnant? Come on - this is just total irresponsibility. Again - she had 9 MONTHS to prepare for what to do with that baby - like follow the proper procedures for giving it up for adoption. Did she even give this baby proper prenatal care?
Marie

Portsmouth, NH

#15 Sep 10, 2008
If she was black her name and face would have been splattered all over the news and TV.
Whitebread

Wilmington, DE

#16 Sep 10, 2008
So she is 29. She may be "slow". Give her a break.
The Right Decision

Winterthur, DE

#17 Sep 10, 2008
elericram wrote:
she delivered a nice healthly child, we must give her some credit, this could have been a whole lot worse. Who are we to judge, she did what she thought was right for the child, she probably was watching over the child until so came to pick him up.
I agree. This woman did the right thing. She decided that for one reason or maybe a whole bunch of reasons she was unable to raise this child properly. She left him someplace safe and notified the authorities. She didn't abort, sell, abuse, kill, or abandon this child in a dumpster. He will be fine. If she wanted to I would pay for her to get sterilized so this wouldn't happen again.
OH BROTHER

United States

#18 Sep 10, 2008
irene0944 wrote:
Lets wait until we hear the whole story here before we judge this woman. She obviously is not a "kid" herself so something must be terribly wrong here for this to happen. She did act responsibly - she mentioned the "safe haven" law on the 911 call so she was trying to do this correctly. Maybe she is terminally ill, maybe she was raped, maybe her life was threatened by the baby's father who did not want the child....there are hundreds of scenarios that could be at the bottom of this story.
Don't worry about this dear little boy, there are lines of people waiting for an infant to adopt who will give him a loving home and life. Montgomery County Children and Youth do an awesome job of placing children.
I so totally agree with you. This mom did the right thing in my book and I give her a he** of a lot of credit. This little bundle will find a nice home with a nice family.
Buzz

East Greenville, PA

#19 Sep 10, 2008
Geez, if you don't want a baby have him wear a condom, or take birth control. There are so many ways to prevent pregnancy these days. At her age she should have known better.
spgirl

Philadelphia, PA

#20 Sep 10, 2008
Marie wrote:
If she was black her name and face would have been splattered all over the news and TV.
STUPID COMMENT
Mom Of Twins

New York, NY

#21 Sep 10, 2008
MOOSEMULEMAN wrote:
Just goes to show we still need to continue to educate the public about safe haven the law and implications. Good thing the baby was OK.
So true, I thought that a firehouse and church l was a legal "safe heaven" also in Penna.

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