Mom Abandons Baby Hours After Giving Birth & Is Caught On Camera

Fri, September 20, 2013 2:17pm EST by 10 Comments
Baby Abandoned In Alabama Hospital
Courtesy Of Tuscaloosa Police Dept.

A young Tuscaloosa, Alabama woman is wanted by police after she abandoned her newborn baby boy in her hospital room just hours after giving birth. The mom and baby both tested positive for drugs before the mom escaped.

A young mom was caught on an Alabama hospital’s security camera leaving the hospital just eight hours after giving birth to her baby on Sept. 19. She ducked out of her room carrying a bag of clothes, abandoning her newborn child.

Baby Abandoned In Alabama Hospital — Mom Leaves 8 Hours After Birth

The woman was admitted to  DCH Regional Medical Center in Alabama at 3:00am. She reportedly attempted to have the baby in her hotel room, according to The Daily Mail. She used an alias and fake Social Security Number to check into the hospital, but said that she was 22 years old and from Georgia.

She gave birth to her son later that morning, but left the hospital when she was left unattended, just eight hours after the birth.

In a sad development, both the new mom and her infant son tested positive for cocaine and opiates, said The Daily Mail.

Abandoned Baby Remains In Hospital As Authorities Search For Mother

The baby boy is being taken care of by the hospital and Alabama Department of Human Resources will take on custody when he is able to be released. Authorities are concerned for the mother’s health and safety:

“We’re concerned about her as well,” Tuscaloosa Police Sgt. Michael Chaisson told Tuscaloosa News. “We want to talk to her and make sure that she’s OK.”

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Katie J.

Posted at 11:03 AM on September 24, 2013  

This is a violation of this woman’s right under the Safe Haven law… Showing her face and giving her name out? So wrong..

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NunyaBizz

Posted at 2:26 PM on September 27, 2013  

^ you are an idiot.

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givingbirthtoday

Posted at 5:29 AM on September 23, 2013  

people should get a license before giving birth!

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Angie Adler

Posted at 1:59 PM on September 21, 2013  

As a founding member of Save Abandoned Babies Foundation in Illinois, I am appalled that this woman’s picture was released to the press! Her identy is protected under the Safe Haven Law and it is criminal that the Seriff’s office released this image! Especially under the pretense “We are concerned about her health!”

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raeaaaa

Posted at 12:22 PM on September 23, 2013  

agreed!!!! its better than leaving him in a dumpster!!! why would they ever show her face, beyond me. she did the right thing, in my opinion!

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morekare

Posted at 12:41 PM on September 21, 2013  

The state should abandon this mommy dearest in prison for life. May God bless the baby and I pray he gets a wonderful permanent loving home.

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Wendy

Posted at 12:26 PM on September 21, 2013  

Alabama has a Baby Safe Haven law, this woman relinquished her baby in a safe place rather than abandoning it in a dumpster or other unthinkable place. This seems like a violation of this woman’s right to be anonymous under the Safe Haven law and will discourage other women from protecting their children with a safe relinquishment.

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megan

Posted at 11:43 PM on September 20, 2013  

Polly, I think it must be for the drugs. Safe haven applies, I believe, when the child is left in a safe location and without being harmed/exposed to anything harmful. Thank God she at least had the mindset to go to the hospital. He is in good hands.

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Polly

Posted at 4:07 PM on September 20, 2013  

Sounds like he would have been a dumpster baby it she had it her way. Is she being hunted down because of the drugs or leaving the baby? I know it sounds dumb, but I thought it was legal to leave your baby at safe haven sites – hospital, fire station, etc?

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Just saying...

Posted at 2:58 PM on September 20, 2013  

i do not understand why people like this should even be able to have children. There are families out there that would die to be able to have children and cant have tried every way but adoption. then theres people out there that do drugs and abandon there babies and will prolly have 5 or 6 kids and have NOTHING to do with them. It makes no sence to me.

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