Story By: John Feng, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Asia Wire Report
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Police are searching for a young mother who allegedly abandoned her day-old daughter in freezing-cold temperatures together with a note pleading for whoever finds her child to care for her.
Heartbreaking images of the baby girl have been circulating online ever since authorities with the Pingdong Police Station retrieved her from Tiedong Square in the city of Siping in north-eastern China’s Jilin Province.
The police say a local resident surnamed Xu discovered the newborn, who was seen crying while wrapped in a blanket on 24th February.
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The child, who they later learned was just 30 hours old, appeared to have no visible deformities and was abandoned with a box of milk and baby formula nearby.
The accompanying note, believed to have been left by the girl’s mother, was addressed to anyone who might find the child.
It read: “Hello, Good Samaritan. I am a student.
“As I am unable to raise this child myself, I have no choice but to abandon her.
“I hope a kindhearted person will give her a chance to live.
“Please treat her well!”
The time and date of the girl’s birth – 1:05pm on 23rd February – was also recorded, allowing the authorities to determine she was just 30 hours old at the time of her discovery.
However, the short note did not reveal clues about the child’s mother or father.
Officers brought the girl back to their police station and fed her before handing her over to the Siping Welfare Institute.
They are urging members of the public to come forward with any information regarding the infant’s parents, who face serious charges for forsaking the child.
According to the police, numerous concerned citizens have also called in to enquire about adopting the abandoned girl.