What was thought to be a distressed animal hiding in the tall grass turned out to be an abandoned baby.
In this AmoMama article we share the shocking story of a mother who had abandoned her child in the dark of the night after she suffered a bout of paranoia.
The clearly unfit mother had stashed her child in the front yard of a random house in Lakewood, Washington as she was fleeing from substance induced delusions.
A person who lives in the neighborhood had been out for an evening walk and had heard a distressed animal hiding in the grass.
The person had moved cautiously closer to assist the poor creature, only to realize in terrible shock that it was not an injured animal, but an abandoned baby.
After phoning 911, emergency responders were quick to arrive at the scene. The child was cold, but otherwise well.
“It’s extremely fortunate that somebody was going by and got to the child before his core temperature dropped or something else happened.”
The baby was rushed to a nearby hospital for medical attention and had later been taken in by a child protection service.
After reading a press release issued by the Lakewood Police Department, a local woman had notified the authorities, claiming that the child was hers.
The mother had spent the night in hospital after she was found running around wild and confused in the streets.
She had admitted to police that she had been under the influence of illegal substances, and had hid the child in hopes that someone would find him.
She added that in her fit of hysterics and paranoia, she was convinced that someone, or something, had been chasing her.
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After she had been declared medically fit for discharge, her hospital bed was swapped for a bed in the jailhouse for child abandonment in the second degree.
The child's father had also been booked a stay in a prison cell on separate outstanding charges.
He had insisted that he was unaware of the mother's whereabouts, and had certainly not been aware of his son's abandonment.
With both parents serving a much deserved stint, it is comforting to know that the innocent, defenseless child is in safe hands.
The Lakewood Police Department did ask the public to be patient in regards to the case as it is still under investigation.
The parents' identity will be made known as soon as they are legally charged with their separate, inexcusable crimes.
It is horrific to think for a moment that there are children who suffer so badly by the hands of bad parents. But such is the harsh reality of the world we live in.
If you have anything to say about this article, we would really love to hear your thoughts. Are you as outraged as we are?
SOURCE: LIFE DAILY