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Newborn Found in Paper Bag with Umbilical Cord Attached - wtvr

There are 22 comments on the WTVR story from Oct 19, 2009, titled Newborn Found in Paper Bag with Umbilical Cord Attached - wtvr. In it, WTVR reports that:

CBS 6 is in Chesterfield County, where a newborn baby has been found in a paper bag, near a bus stop in the 800 block of Vickilee Court.

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Richmond, VA

#1 Oct 19, 2009
Is the baby okay? What a sad situation.
anne duncan

Colonial Heights, VA

#2 Oct 19, 2009
this is so criminal and non human if someone does not want a child they should not do thing that would cause a pregnancy without protection or if they get pregnant there are plenty of us out there that can not have children at all or any more that would give these babies great homes. if mother is found she should be made to have surgery to never be able to bare children again what god forbid would she do to the next one

Scottsville, VA

#3 Oct 19, 2009
Darryl Bourn

Pittsboro, NC

#4 Oct 19, 2009
That is very very sad. Glad the child is ok tho.

Sherman, TX

#5 Oct 19, 2009
Why? Why would someone do such a thing? If you don't want the baby, contact an adoption agency! There are so many people in this country that would take the baby and give him or her a loving home! And don't get me wrong, I understand there are sometimes extrenuating circumstances surrounding a pregnancy, but this is NEVER an acceptable resolution for an unwanted or unplanned pregnancy! I hope the person or persons involved are punished to the fullest extent of the law. They should be ashamed of themselves!

Richmond, VA

#6 Oct 19, 2009
Holy Jesus. My bus goes through there everyday

Richmond, VA

#7 Oct 19, 2009
Why would anyone want to do this? I will pray for the mother because I know the Lord has the bay.

Sandston, VA

#8 Oct 19, 2009
Find the mother and get her some help, something is seriously wrong with this picture. God Bless the woman who rescued the little girl. Thanks a million from myself and the community.

Irvington, VA

#9 Oct 19, 2009
there is no excuse... there is to many safe havens out here...or to many people who cant have there own child that would love to give a baby a happy loving SAFE home...she needs to be put in excuses!!!!


#10 Oct 19, 2009
Why did this women waste time bathing this baby and not call 911 ASAP? She is lucky that did not stress this hypothermic infant further. Did she think she was going to keep the baby and then change her mind?
Sonya Simmons

Sandston, VA

#11 Oct 19, 2009
kids are still afraid to talk to their parents. I don't blame this person because this is an act of a scare child. parents need to talk to their kids.


#12 Oct 19, 2009
Actually after rereading the details something is fishy with this story. I'm a nurse. Most newborns could not survive the cold tempertatures outside today in a bag and receive a bath after that exposure. This "neighbor" really needs to be questioned and investigated further.
Amber Draper

Richmond, VA

#13 Oct 19, 2009
I think that is so wrong what the lady did. How could she do that to a child that is part of her. I hope that she feels bad for what she did.

Richmond, VA

#14 Oct 19, 2009
sounds like a scared teenager trying to get rid of a a baby
Concerned RN

Chesterfield, VA

#15 Oct 19, 2009
I agree with Brenda sounds fishy to me also. The neighbor was dead wrong for bathing this baby. She probably washed away evidence. What was she thinking? It was cold as heck this morning how did that baby survive. Sounds like she knows more than she is saying. She really needs to be questioned more. Sure bring the baby in out the cold but you dont bathe it. WOW!!! My first instinct would have been to call 911 and keep the baby warm until they arrived. Perhaps she knows who this child's mother is.

Richmond, VA

#16 Oct 19, 2009
For the nurses commenting on the bathing - everyone isn't a trained medical person. I don't see where it said for sure if the baby received the bath first and then 911 called. If the 911 call was made first, maybe the 911 operater told them to give the baby a warm, not hot, bath to warm the newborn. You are jumping to conclusions before you know the whole story. The baby might not have been in the bag all night, the story said the bag was there in the morning and afternoon. Let the police do their work first and accuse second.

I was sad to see this on the news and to read more information here. I am thankful the child is safe and healthy. I will pray this little miracle of God's will also live a happy life. It wouldn't hurt to pray for the parents, whoever they are. There must be some type of trouble in their lives to do this, whether this be mental of fear. I hope they/she are found and the court requires proper help and or punishment for this act.


#17 Oct 19, 2009
This is a sad story. Was there any need to show the bag that the Baby was found in?

United States

#18 Oct 19, 2009
This is a cruel and unpredictable world that has evolved. The young mother was scared and did not know what to do. I pray for that child who survived cold condidtions and hunger. The young mother's conscious will nag her and she will come forward. All who read this post, please pray for the baby and the young mother. God bless.

Colonial Heights, VA

#19 Oct 20, 2009
I really think it is a sick act to do a child that way. Even though it may have been an under aged mother scared of raising the child, there were other alternatives. She could have just put it up for adoption. The news says the person may have put the baby there thinking it would have been found quickly, but 38 degrees could have killed the child in a matter of hours. I'm sure the baby was malnourished. I hope they find the girl responsible. Instead of jail time, I think the girl should be evaluated for mental distraught. My family and I will pray that the baby finds a great new home, with loving, caring parents. I believe the police should try to extract some DNA off of the skirt. It seems that the skirt more than likely belonged to the estranged mother.
Barbara N


#20 Oct 20, 2009
If the woman that gave birth to this little baby girl didn't want the child she should have adopted it to a good family. If the county needs a family to take care of her, i have plenty of experience and used to do foster care for the Catholic agency in Richmond. I'd love to help.

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