BIG RAPIDS — Left in a public bathroom. Abandoned by the side of the road. Tossed aside like garbage. No newborn baby should have their life begin or, sadly, end like this.
These stories of infant abandonment make headlines nationally, regionally and even locally. On Jan. 28, a woman whose baby was found dead at a Detroit-area recycling center was charged with murder and child abuse. In July, a 15-year-old in Newaygo County gave birth to a baby girl, abandoning her outside for hours before the child was discovered. Fortunately, the newborn survived.