Foster home priority for abandoned newborn


Finding a foster home for the newborn that was on Monday evening found abandoned in the Merriman’s Mall, Bourda, is now crucial, says Director of the Child Care and Protection Agency (CC&PA) Ann Greene.

The baby is currently being monitored by doctors at the Georgetown Public Hospital, where she is said to be in good health.

Meanwhile, Greene explained that the child will be left in the CC&PA’s care after being discharged from the hospital. However, she said, finding a foster home for the newborn is critical at the moment, since the child is at a very tender age.

“We have to quickly find a foster family,” she stated. Greene added that after further investigations are done into the birth of the child, she can eventually be adopted.

The infant was discovered at about 9:15 Monday night by Claire Thomas-Johnson, who was attending a barbecue that was being held at the mall.

Thomas-Johnson said that she went to the washroom and while walking alongside some of the stalls, she saw the baby wrapped up “in a pull-up for a one-year-old” on the concrete.

Uncertain if the child was alive, she went to get help. She later took the baby to the hospital.

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