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Should mother of abandoned baby be allowed to get him back?

By: Teresa Sousa
Canadian Living
Culture & Entertainment

Should mother of abandoned baby be allowed to get him back?

By: Teresa Sousa
driveway   Anthony Franze stepped out of his London Ontario home around 5:40 to head to work on Tuesday morning as he always does. But on this day, he discovered something he never had before...a crying infant at the end of his neighbours driveway. The baby was sitting in a frost covered car seat wearing only pyjamas and a blanket, an indication he had been out there for quite some time. Shocked, Anthony took the baby inside and called the police. The infant was taken to the local hospital for a check-up where he was cleared medically. The police began their investigation and discovered the baby's father inside the house, sleeping and intoxicated - a violation of his probation which requires that he not be at that address or under the influence of alcohol. Further investigation revealed that the mother of the child had already been arrested by police earlier that morning at around 1:50 am for driving while under the influence of drugs. Police believe that the mother placed the baby on the driveway before driving away. The child was outside for about 4 hours in minus 0 temperatures. She has been charged with failing to provide the necessities of life and abandoning a child. The mother has since come forward with her story saying that she had to get out of her home in a hurry and could only think about getting her son to safety. She ran out of the house and blacked out. When she came to, she scrambled into the car and drove off  - thinking all along that she had placed her baby in the back seat. Do you think this mother deserves a second chance and get her son back?    photo courtesy  andessurvivor/Flickr
 
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