Skip to comments.Abandoned: ...Pictures of parents leaving their children in China’s notorious 'baby hatches'
Posted on 04/02/2014 6:17:50 PM PDT by Morgana
FULL TITLE: Abandoned: Heartbreaking pictures of parents leaving their children in Chinas notorious 'baby hatches'
They are truly heartbreaking scenes. The moments of despair as parents cling to their children for one last time before abandoning them in China's so-called baby hatches.
A father kisses his child, her face hidden in a blanket. A mother holds her hooded baby as their shadows are cast upon the last door they will pass through together. Another collapses to the ground, reaching out to touch her son for the last time.
They are the final moments of lives torn apart, often by poverty or an inability to cope with disease or disability.
My baby cannot take care of itself when it grows up, one woman cries, explaining that her infant has Downs syndrome. I just want my baby to survive, she tells the Information Times newspaper based in Guangzhou. She and an accompanying female friend leave, both in tears.
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Allow me to say that this is reprehensible.
One of the comments on the linked site condemned the parents for being unwilling to care for a disabled child.
The fact is that they *can’t*. Obviously, they would if they had an option. They’re hoping that the child has some chance of survival with the state.
This is Moses in the basket.
Two of our children are chinese, our daughter was left in an open air market, her cord still attached. Our son was left outside of an emergency room door.
These people work for slave wages, most likely for a factory making Apple products.
They can’t afford the medicine for sick children. They don’t have programs for sick children like St. Jude’s hospital.
Yet our First Wookie was over there last week and did nothing to address this?
Are there any Americans willing to adopt these kids and love them?
Western countries until recently used orphanages in the same way. this is not unusual for any developing country.
My heart shrunk to a raisin seeing those pictures.
God bless you.
I am going to say something particularly cold. I hope that China continues to care for these kids in their orphanages. I hope the kids get three hots and a cot at the least.
I would not be happy to see these kids stateside taking up resources and enslaving our taxpayers further.
At least they aren’t aborting them - which in China is as easy as dropping a hat.
Better the baby hatch than murdered by the parents to make room for the one, perfect, legal, preferred child.
Somehow I doubt the Chinese govt that mandates a 1 child per family policy will expend resources on “defective” children. Who is to say they don’t use these children as fuel to say heat a hospital. Would that be unheard of?
Bless you both!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That is sad but true.
And you don't have to worry if 3 or 4 years down the road, some judge decides to take the child away from you in order to give the crack-addled "natural parent" another chance.
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