25th February 09:19 PM
Police still trying to locate mother of newborn found at a bus stop in Tailevu
By Dhanjay Deo and Vilisi Nawaqatabu
Monday 10/02/2020

Police are still trying to locate the mother a newborn baby boy who was found at a bus stop near Cautata Village in Tailevu on the 27th of last month.

Police had conducted house to house enquiries however has been unable to track the mother.

The baby was found wrapped in a bedsheet by a passerby.

The baby is under the care of the Department of Social Welfare and is being looked after by medical staff at the CWM Hospital.

Permanent Secretary for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Jennifer Poole had earlier said that in cases of abandoned babies, their objective is to find families that will love them and is willing to provide for them, and this is done through foster care and finally adoption.

Poole says if the Ministry can verify the identity of the mother, and trust that she has the support of her families, then her child will be returned to her.

Poole says the grace period given for families is 6 weeks and if no one comes forward for the child, then adoption is the option they will take.

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