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Abandoned: ...Pictures of parents leaving their children in China’s notorious 'baby hatches'
South China Morning Post ^ | staff

Posted on 04/02/2014 6:17:50 PM PDT by Morgana

FULL TITLE: Abandoned: Heartbreaking pictures of parents leaving their children in China’s 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 Down’s 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at scmp.com ...


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KEYWORDS: china; prolife
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1 posted on 04/02/2014 6:17:50 PM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

Heartbreaking


2 posted on 04/02/2014 6:21:33 PM PDT by TheArizona
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To: Morgana

Speechless.


3 posted on 04/02/2014 6:26:15 PM PDT by BeadCounter (morning glory evening grace)
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To: Morgana

Allow me to say that this is reprehensible.


4 posted on 04/02/2014 6:26:39 PM PDT by Silentgypsy (Make sure she doesnÂ’t get ahold of the gom jabbar)
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To: Morgana

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.


5 posted on 04/02/2014 6:29:07 PM PDT by Marie (When are they going to take back Obama's peace prize?)
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To: Morgana

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.


6 posted on 04/02/2014 6:29:25 PM PDT by mom4melody
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To: Silentgypsy; GeronL; All

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?


7 posted on 04/02/2014 6:29:35 PM PDT by Morgana (Wagglebee please come home we miss you!)
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To: Morgana

Western countries until recently used orphanages in the same way. this is not unusual for any developing country.


8 posted on 04/02/2014 6:34:45 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: Morgana

My heart shrunk to a raisin seeing those pictures.


9 posted on 04/02/2014 6:38:14 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: mom4melody

God bless you.


10 posted on 04/02/2014 6:39:47 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Chickensoup

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.


11 posted on 04/02/2014 6:41:18 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: TheArizona

At least they aren’t aborting them - which in China is as easy as dropping a hat.


12 posted on 04/02/2014 6:41:32 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Morgana
I can't watch.
I have an adopted Chinese girl.
She is 13 and she is awesome.
She was found battered bruised, bug bitten and I have pictures.
We went to orphanage that they were so proud of, and I lost it, because
there was 200 more babies that I could not take home.
They were so proud, and I was just sickened.
Our girl was lucky to have been fostered by a family.
Today she is my precious daughter whom I would die for, just the same
as I would my wife, or my son.
13 posted on 04/02/2014 6:42:14 PM PDT by right way right (America has embraced the suck of Freedumb.)
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To: Silentgypsy

Better the baby hatch than murdered by the parents to make room for the one, perfect, legal, preferred child.


14 posted on 04/02/2014 6:44:55 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: Morgana
In this country we abort babies as if that were more civilized.
The cost at the time to adopt a Chinese girl was 1/2 the cost of adoption
in this country.
Over there you pay off the government bureaucrats.
Here, you pay off the government bureaucrats and the lawyers.
15 posted on 04/02/2014 6:49:14 PM PDT by right way right (America has embraced the suck of Freedumb.)
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To: PGR88

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?


16 posted on 04/02/2014 6:50:06 PM PDT by TheArizona
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To: right way right; mom4melody

Bless you both!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


17 posted on 04/02/2014 6:50:13 PM PDT by FreeInWV (Have you had enough change yet?)
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To: tbw2

That is sad but true.


18 posted on 04/02/2014 6:50:30 PM PDT by right way right (America has embraced the suck of Freedumb.)
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To: right way right
Here, you pay off the government bureaucrats and the lawyers.

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.

19 posted on 04/02/2014 6:54:55 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: workerbee
Exactly.
20 posted on 04/02/2014 6:56:35 PM PDT by right way right (America has embraced the suck of Freedumb.)
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To: Marie

This is China. If you spend enough time in China you would find that attitudes toward the disabled are not the same as they are here. Cultures are not all the same. If you are seriously disabled and want to survive, you had better be valuable to someone as a beggar.


21 posted on 04/02/2014 7:00:43 PM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: Morgana; wagglebee

I love your tagline. I’m stealing it.


22 posted on 04/02/2014 7:00:57 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Wagglebee please come home we miss you! ~ Ăž)
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To: Morgana
These people work for slave wages, most likely for a factory making Apple products.

I was in China numerous times in the late 80's and early 90's, and I can tell you, without any doubt, that these people were much worse off before companies like Apple built their production facilities there. Slaves don't earn wages, and earning an income, no matter how meager, is much preferred to starving like they did back when I was a witness to the suffering.

These pictures are heartbreaking, but it can, and does, get much worse. There are many places in Africa and India that will make this place look good.

23 posted on 04/02/2014 7:05:48 PM PDT by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: Morgana

Our 15 year old niece was abandoned in a Chinese railway station. Unfortunately, my Lib sister and her husband are making sure their daughter learns Chinese and all about (the politically correct things) the country of her birth. She is very bright and totally AMERICAN at this point. Lovely child.


24 posted on 04/02/2014 7:14:05 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Moderation in temper is always a virtue; moderation in principle is always a vice. Paine)
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To: PGR88

Yea Amerca has a much better way, when the baby is almost born the doctor stabs it in the head, sucks out its brains and then throws it in the trash but only after he/she is paid first.

Yea that is so much better and supported by many perverts including the POTUS.

Yea so much better. We as a nation can hold our heads high, yea that will do it.


25 posted on 04/02/2014 7:15:09 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: right way right

Awesome comment guy; especially coming from a guy. I have two adopted daughters and I notice that Asians are always incredulous about our having adopted children. It’s just not done in that culture. Maybe because of our Judeo-Christian thingy?? “Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not” as He took them into His lap. The Lib elite think they’re so ethically high and mighty, that they can jettison the foundations of what made us a great country, as if they’re saying “ok christians we’ll take it from here”, yeah, I bet you will, and time will show us slipping back into this very kind of cruel, pagan, behavior.


26 posted on 04/02/2014 7:15:30 PM PDT by punditwannabe
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To: right way right

God bless you.


27 posted on 04/02/2014 7:18:36 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Morgana

They are a big third world country


28 posted on 04/02/2014 7:18:42 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: freedumb2003

In the days of Mandarin rule there were “baby towers” outside the villages. They served the same hideous purpose.

An American couple adopts a Chinese girl baby & are blessed with a child of unusual beauty & intellect who loves them as her saviors. G-d’s purpose & will made manifest.


29 posted on 04/02/2014 7:19:42 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: Morgana
These people work for slave wages

The average Chinese worker prefers to work for foreign multi-nationals like Foxconn, because they offer superior wages and opportunities for advancement. Chinese companies promote mainly on the basis of connections, whereas foreign companies do so on the basis of demonstrated ability. You may think conditions at places like those that assemble Apple products is bad. The reality is that plants assembling products for the domestic (Chinese) market are Dickensian.

30 posted on 04/02/2014 7:47:30 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: chiefqc
I agree. But let's not pretend that China is better on life issues. They have forced abortions and forced sterilization and a wholly self destructive 1 child policy that has created a massive gender imbalance.
31 posted on 04/02/2014 9:45:02 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Jim from C-Town

You are correct, but our country is no shinning beacon in respect to a respect for human life with a perverted record of over 55 million murders of the most innocent and helpless.

There are laws and severe punishments for the killing of certain insects and animals and the halting of projects because of a snail.

What are the restrictions on the murder of babies by doctors who are paid to stab them in their heads and suck ut their brains, of course after they get paid - none.


32 posted on 04/02/2014 10:10:21 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: chiefqc

I know it is horrible.


33 posted on 04/02/2014 10:16:48 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Morgana

Both Obama and Biden proclaim there LOVE for the Chinese system.


34 posted on 04/02/2014 10:37:12 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: right way right
Same story with my niece. I don't believe she went through this ordeal. Not sure, but an orphan, nonetheless. Awesome kid.

I do know the adoption process is long and belabored.
35 posted on 04/02/2014 10:45:04 PM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: Morgana; Silentgypsy; GeronL
These people work for slave wages, most likely for a factory making Apple products.

Yeah, I am sure you're correct in your ASS-UM-SHUN!

Foxconn is a Taiwanese company which employs 1.2 million mainland Chinese to assemble electronics for a variety of GLOBAL manufacturers. Apple is one of those companies and a large number of the employees assemble Apple products from components made/shipped from the USA and other countries.

Apple has been at the forefront of helping to improve their working conditions.

But, I believe the 2012 population figures for China says there were 1.35 billion, I am not sure what impact Apple Computer has on the problem of abandoned children. BUT, I would ASSUME that those employed at Foxconn are likely NOT the ones dumping their children!

I guess that it would be better to build everything in America, feed excessive fees and taxes to the Obumbo/Pelosi/Reid beast, and let American consumers pay 300-500% more for the products they can presently afford. That would surely make everything better, by putting more people into the unemployed roles... (/sarc)

Good luck with that business model...

36 posted on 04/02/2014 10:46:20 PM PDT by WVKayaker ("Help spread the good news; we can send helpmates to the good guys in D.C." -Sarah Palin, March 13)
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To: Morgana
Are there any Americans willing to adopt these kids and love them?

Yes. I see them frequently. But more are needed, and frankly I'd like to see our home grown kids taken care of first. But the regime(s) have made it so difficult to adopt at home that China is easier.

37 posted on 04/03/2014 11:11:33 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: JimRed

“But the regime(s) have made it so difficult to adopt at home that China is easier. “

Is why I asked if Americans would adopt them. Am willing to bet China would open the flood gates just to get rid of them and allow Americans to adopt due to their one child policy. Don’t mean to sound mean but that is how China is. Or at least the government.

There is an adoption agency in America just for down syndrome kids and a lot of those babies being dropped off are downs. So I know they could find homes in a New York minute.


38 posted on 04/03/2014 11:35:49 AM PDT by Morgana (Wagglebee please come home we miss you!)
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To: WVKayaker; Morgana; GeronL

You remind me of my old econ prof. He posed the question: “Is it more moral to feed a million starving people who will procreate ten million more starving people within ten years, or to let the original million starve?” The difference here is that I actually liked that prof.

You appear to approve of manufacturing jobs being outsourced to China. I hope you derive great happiness from your “cheap” electronics, that they keep you warm at night, and that they care for you in your old age. Good luck.


39 posted on 04/03/2014 2:29:48 PM PDT by Silentgypsy (Make sure she doesnÂ’t get ahold of the gom jabbar)
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To: Morgana

Soylent green hatches?


40 posted on 04/03/2014 2:32:00 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Chickensoup

Any evidence these kids aren’t being used as organ donors and disposed by the state?


41 posted on 04/03/2014 2:33:25 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: TheArizona

That’s my question also


42 posted on 04/03/2014 2:34:28 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: chiefqc

Government forces abortions in China, literally have armed officers drag the women to get them


43 posted on 04/03/2014 2:36:07 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

Government forces abortions in China, literally have armed officers drag the women to get them.

And in America doctors are paid to murder babies by stabbing them in their heads and sucking their brains out and our government supports them with tax payers money.

Yea we are so much better that’s why we can be so critical of others doing the same thing but in a different way.,

Wow just wow.


44 posted on 04/03/2014 3:05:22 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: chiefqc

I can’t be critical of both?


45 posted on 04/03/2014 3:08:09 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

If your intent was to critical of both they I apologize.

Have a great day.


46 posted on 04/03/2014 3:15:38 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: right way right

Our daughter will be 13 this year...we adopted her in 2002. Our son is 11 and he was adopted in 2006.


47 posted on 04/03/2014 4:00:07 PM PDT by mom4melody
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To: Morgana

Just curious, why do people not adopt directly from this country (USA)?


48 posted on 04/03/2014 5:43:38 PM PDT by Fishing-guy
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To: freedumb2003
My heart shrunk to a raisin seeing those pictures.

I got physically ill. I had to grab my waste basket thinking I was going to throw up.

49 posted on 04/03/2014 5:50:29 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Fishing-guy

They do.
If you are wealthy it is easier in this country.
I know of one couple that went through three heart breaking foster parenting experiences before they were given complete custody of
a little boy.

Each time they had intention of adopting an abused or neglected child
and each time the parents got the child back.

So, in answer to your question, it is more difficult and or, it is more expensive.


50 posted on 04/03/2014 6:02:41 PM PDT by right way right (America has embraced the suck of Freedumb.)
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