Teen Dad Arrested After Leaving Newborn in Parking Lot

Did you know that approximately 40,000 new infants are placed in foster care each year?

The idea of abandoning a child shocking and horrifying to most people, and yet so many babies are “discarded” or abandoned every year.

“Discarded infants” refer specifically to newborns who’ve been left in public places other than hospitals, without supervision and little chance of survival.

One such baby was found in a strip-mall parking lot.

car seat beside car
Credit: Screenshot/ Washington Post

“We thought somebody forgot the baby”

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Maria Lianos Carbone

Maria Lianos-Carbone is owner of amotherworld.com, a leading lifestyle blog for women. Her first book, "Oh Baby! A Mom's Self-Care Survival Guide for the First Year" will be published Spring 2018. Follow Maria on Instagram @amotherworld.

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