Perhaps, most of us will lose our faith for humanity after knowing the stories of shocking and heartless parents who have left their newborn babies to die. Some, may have even asked why God allowed such hateful things to happen. However, thinking how these innocent angel victims survived miraculously somehow, you will believe that someone out there is really looking out for them.
While the rising numbers of abandoned babies is disturbingly alarming, how these babies survived in the most horrible instances is truly remarkable. And here are some cases:
Case #1: Newborn baby found in woods being ‘eaten alive’ by ants
“Incidents in which babies are simply abandoned in Russia, including during the frigid winter months, are a common occurrence,” reports the Moscow Times.
In 2015, this new born was thrown away to die a horrible death in the deserted woods after being abandoned. However, the baby was eventually saved with the help of a kind stranger, but such incidents that keep on happening every now and then are indeed a big blow for us all.
A tiny three-day old baby was found covered in ant bites and crying in Russian woodland after being abandoned.
The little girl was discovered on a pile of leaves in a wooded area on the outskirts of Chelyabinsk city.
According to the Daily Mail, police are investigating after the badly-bitten newborn was discovered by a passer-by on the outskirts of Chelyabinsk in central Russia.
The baby was unlikely to have survived much longer if she had not been found by the man, who had decided to take a shortcut on his way to work.
Badly-bitten: A baby was found covered in ant bites and crying after being abandoned in Russian woodland dailymail.co.uk
A police spokesman said: ‘The person that found the baby girl heard her crying and on investigating discovered the child lying on a pile of leaves and covered in ants.
‘It was clear that the child had been abandoned and there was no one else in sight, so they picked her up and called for an ambulance.’
The baby still had an umbilical cord attached when she was found by the man, who was on his way to work.
After treatment for the bites, the baby is now stable and is expected to make a full recovery.
She is being treated at a hospital in Chelyabinsk and police are trying to track down her parents.
Police believe the baby was unlikely to have lasted much longer had she not been found by the man on his way to work dailymail.co.uk
According to Inquisitr, although the baby is being treated for the severe ant bites and is expected to make a full recovery, the Chelyabinsk Police Department is still faced with an even bigger issue — finding the parents responsible for the baby’s abandonment, reports Mirror Online. A spokesperson for the police department released a brief statement about the incident.
“The person that found the baby girl heard her crying and on investigating discovered the child lying on a pile of leaves and covered in ants. It was clear that the child had been abandoned and there was no one else in sight, so they picked her up and called for an ambulance.”
Unfortunately, cases of abandonment are considered a “common occurrence” in Russia, according to the Moscow Times. From 2010 to 2013, approximately 532 infanticides were reported. However, this situation could have possibly been avoided. There is a non-government organization known as Cradle of Hope that has created “baby boxes”, an “incubator-type enclosure” where parents can leave unwanted babies anonymously. The alternative gives the child a chance at life. It claims that 31 newborns have been saved because of the 21 boxes it has introduced in 11 Russian regions.
“We are not here to encourage parents to abandon their newborns,” said Yelena Kotova, founder of Cradle of Hope. “We are trying to safeguard two lives: the mother’s and the child’s. We are here to make sure that the mother doesn’t become a criminal and that her child survives.”
According to The Week, In January, 2015, a stray cat was credited by Russian newspapers as having saved the life of a baby abandoned in the city of Obninsk. The animal allegedly climbed into the cardboard box in which the child had been left and meowed until someone found it. In the same month, another baby was left inside a handbag in an apartment building in the Siberian town of Cherepanovo.
“For other abandoned babies, there is no miraculous rescue, and no happy ending,” says the Moscow Times. In February the corpse of a newborn was found in a plastic bag at the bottom of a pond in the capital.
Case #2: Newborn Baby Eaten Alive By Ants After Mother Dumps Her Naked In Dustbin
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According to The Trend, a newborn baby girl of just two hours old who was allegedly dumped naked by her mum in a trash can was discovered eaten alive by ants near a school in Bhopal in India.
A Mirror UK report on Thursday, December 18, 2014 said that the baby was discovered by a 32-year-old school security guard, Ahmed Kahn after he heard her cry repeatedly.
A newborn baby girl of just two hours old who was allegedly dumped naked by her mum in a trash can was discovered eaten alive by ants near a school in Bhopal in India. A Mirror UK report on Thursday, December 18, 2014 said that the baby was discovered by a 32-year-old school security guard, Ahmed Kahn after he heard her cry repeatedly.
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He said, “I heard the sound of a baby crying but at first thought it was some kids messing around.
“But as it continued I realised it was coming from a bin across the road and when I went over I saw this blood red body of a baby covered in ants.
“It was truly horrifying.
“The baby was waving its arms and legs around to get away from the pain from the bites because it was covered in ants.
“They were crawling all over her and eating her alive.
“I immediately pulled her out, beat off the ants and called an ambulance.”
After the discovery, the baby was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance where she is now lying in a critical condition.
He said, “I heard the sound of a baby crying but at first thought it was some kids messing around. “But as it continued I realised it was coming from a bin across the road and when I went over I saw this blood red body of a baby covered in ants. “It was truly horrifying. “The baby was waving its arms and legs around to get away from the pain from the bites because it was covered in ants. “They were crawling all over her and eating her alive. “I immediately pulled her out, beat off the ants and called an ambulance.” After the discovery, the baby was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance where she is now lying in a critical condition.
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With the help of a CCTV footage, police officials were able to spot the baby’s mother in a hood dumping the naked child in the bin. She claimed that the baby’s father promised to marry her but disappeared after he got her pregnant.
She disclosed that she dumped the baby in order to avoid stigmatization of having a baby outside marriage.
A police spokesman said, “The woman is from the city of Chindwada but moved here last year and was living with her sister.
“She became pregnant with a man who slept with her on the pretext of getting married, but then disappeared.
“Overcome with guilt and shame she disposed of the newborn baby to avoid humiliation and social stigma.
“She was arrested and could be charged with endangering the life of a child.”
One of the officials from the hospital where the baby is currently receiving care said, “She was about two-hours-old and was in a very bad way.
“We are keeping her under constant observation.
With the help of a CCTV footage, police officials were able to spot the baby’s mother in a hood dumping the naked child in the bin. She claimed that the baby’s father promised to marry her but disappeared after he got her pregnant. She disclosed that she dumped the baby in order to avoid stigmatization of having a baby outside marriage. A police spokesman said, “The woman is from the city of Chindwada but moved here last year and was living with her sister. “She became pregnant with a man who slept with her on the pretext of getting married, but then disappeared. “Overcome with guilt and shame she disposed of the newborn baby to avoid humiliation and social stigma. “She was arrested and could be charged with endangering the life of a child.” One of the officials from the hospital where the baby is currently receiving care said, “She was about two-hours-old and was in a very bad way. “We are keeping her under constant observation.
Case #3 : Man from Mumbai saves abandoned day-old baby found in nullah
In an incident that will renew your faith in humanity and God, a man rescued a newborn, who was left to die in the nullah by the one who gave birth to the child, and gifted him a new life.
The incident happened in Naigaon yesterday when Nimesh Bhansali, a businessman from Borivali, was on his way for some work when he saw a large crowd peering into a nullah.
Nimesh Bhansali and Ansh Image Local Press Co
I was on my way to Borivli around 11.30 am, when I saw a large crowd of about 100-150 people peering into a nullah at Naigaon. I stopped the car to see what was happening and was shocked to see a newborn lying in the nullah, with ants and mud all over his face and body. People were busy taking pictures and videos and I heard them murmur ‘dead baby’. But then I saw a tiny movement in the baby’s hand and realised he was alive! I immediately went down to the nullah and picked him up. I washed the mud and ants off his body with two bottles of water and then wiped him dry with my handkerchief. (Mid Day)
Pictured: the baby’s severe injuries when he was found Source Local Press Co
According to the Local Press Co, he rushed the baby to Oscar Hospital and narrated the entire incident to the staff members, who immediately took him to the doctor and started the treatment instantly.
The baby was treated for severe dehydration and ant bites, and is being put on Lactogen baby formula and oral antibiotics.
A father of two boys, Bhansali has named the baby ‘Ansh’ and is willing to adopt him if nobody comes forward to claim the child.
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Speaking to a city tabloid, he said, “Today, I feel like I’m on top of the world. I saved a life. Seeing him safe, drinking milk and wearing the clothes I bought for him — nothing has ever given me as much satisfaction as this.”
Case # 4: This Baby Boy Was Buried Alive In A Muddy Hole For 24 Hours But Miraculously Survives!
Here’s another story from WEREBLOG published on January 1, 2015, of miraculous survival of an abandoned baby who was rescued in the Curitiba, capital state of Parana, Brazil.
One of the neighbors said that Lucinda Ferreira Guimarães, the mother, supposedly left the house in the morning with a big belly, still very pregnant but came back at around 6pm, with a smaller stomach and bloody clothes.
The neighbor thought this was suspicious and looked around the area, but it became too dark so he stopped his search. When he continued his search the following day…
He found the baby’s head by a bush in a muddy tunnel, with many flies surrounding it, and with the placenta still attached to the body!
Apparently, Lucinda gave birth in the woods a mere 300 yards away from her house, and buried her child in a muddy armadillo hole.
The baby appeared to be dead when found by the neighbor. He didn’t move nor make any sound, so the neighbor called the cops.
The police pulled the baby out of his grave, and lo and behold, he started crying! He turned out to be just sleeping. Everyone was ecstatic for the miracle they witnessed.
Three things helped the baby survive after being buried alive.
First, the rain shower that washed away the dirt in his head, which otherwise could have buried him completely.
Second, the doctors who examined the baby explained that because the umbilical cord had not been cut out, blood loss was prevented and allowed the baby’s survival.
Third, the child still had his mother’s nutrients in his body and didn’t starve.
Lucinda denied being the mother of the child, nor did she admit to burying him. Reports say that she was arrested and sent to prison and the child was given to his biological father. It was not reported where the father was during the pregnancy, which prompted Lucinda to bury the baby.
It is unthinkable indeed that any mother would bury her own child. But the baby is very fortunate to have survived! (WEREBLOG)
8 Reasons Parents Fail to Love Their Kids
1. Many parents have a negative self-image which they unwittingly extend to their children.
If they cannot love themselves, or have developed a negative conception of themselves and their bodies, and extend this shame and negativity to their productions, they cannot pass on love and tenderness to this remarkable creation of theirs. In general, people who do not really like themselves are incapable of genuinely loving other people, especially their children. In fact, they are more likely to project their negative feelings onto others, and there is no better dumping ground for our negative perceptions of ourselves than our children.
2. Parents who are undeveloped or immature experience their children as an unwanted, intimidating dependency load.
They find it threatening to bear the responsibility and extensive care that the baby and developing child require and may even come to resent their offspring.
3. Many people find it difficult or intolerable to accept love—in particular, the simple direct loving expressions of children.
If the parents were hurt in their developmental years, they will have problems accepting love and intimacy from their children. Faced with the emotional pain that it causes them, parents will unconsciously distance themselves from their child.
4. Parents have unresolved trauma in their own lives.
If so, they will tend to be mis-attuned to their children, especially when their children approach periods in their lives that were traumatic for the parent. They may react by becoming rejecting, or they may overcompensate. Neither reaction is appropriate to, or constructive for, the child. For example, a parent who cannot bear to be reminded of his own childhood sadness may be vindictive or punishing to his children when they cry. Another parent may suppress her children’s pain in just the opposite way—by over-comforting and over-protecting them. In any case, the child is always more expendable than the parent’s defense system. The more self‑protective a person is, the more he or she will act out his or her defenses on the child and progressively fail to perceive the child correctly and encourage healthy development.
5. Having children reminds parents that time is passing and tends to increase their death anxiety.
This can cause tension and even resentment in the parent and a self-protective, defensive retreat from feeling that is directly or indirectly hurtful to their children.
6. Parents tend to use their children as immortality projects, which has a destructive effect on their offspring.
In order to serve this purpose, children must replicate their parent’s attitudes and choices. If they differ, their independent actions are misinterpreted as defiant or rebellious. Parents try to impose sameness on their children because they can’t live on through their children if the children are different from them. For example, if you are religious and your child is a non-believer; or if you are a Democrat and your child is a Republican, your child no longer serves that necessary function. Obviously, impressing sameness is highly damaging to children. Each child is genetically different and has a unique agenda and personal destiny.
7. Parents’ unfulfilled primitive hunger for love and care from their childhood causes them, in turn, to focus these strong desires on their children.
They confuse the powerful feelings of longing and possession they have toward their offspring for genuine feelings of love. Children who are caressed by a hungry and needy parent will not feel “seen,” understood, or secure, but instead will become refractory to physical touch. The “loving” fingers of the immature parent are felt as possessive, sucking tentacles, which drain the children rather than nurture them. This type of parent will cause children to have feelings of being trapped or suffocated by close relationships in later life. As adults, they may experience affection as physical or psychological pain.
8. Due to inadequate or problematic parenting styles, many children develop traits that are unlikeable or intolerable.
They may become unruly, defiant, disobedient, obnoxious, demanding, hostile or generally unpleasant. Even though they have been a primary cause of these behaviors, parents find it difficult to love or even like a child who exhibits these attributes.
To summarize: Almost all parents feel that they love their children. But what parents feel internally must have an external component in actions that are loving in order to have a positive effect on their children. Parents’ good intentions are not a substitute for nurturing love, which can only be provided by a psychologically healthy and independent adult. Both the intention and the capacity to love are necessary to sustain the small child in his or her growth toward maturity.
The assumption that parents, especially mothers, have a “natural” love for their child is a fundamental part of our belief system—and the core of family life and society. Very often this myth has an adverse effect, though, in that it leads to a failure to challenge negative behaviors within family life. It also intensifies parents’ guilt. These guilt feelings further contaminate the situation for those individuals who may be unable, because of their own upbringing, to provide their children with the necessary love and care they need.
Children do need and deserve love, and we must provide it or they will suffer emotional pain. Recent research in the neurosciences has shown that the way parents interact (or fail to interact) with children becomes hardwired in their children’s brains, often before they are capable of formulating words to describe what they are experiencing. As they grow older, children find numerous ways of defending themselves in order to relieve or numb their pain. In the process of dulling their pain, they close off many aspects of themselves and, to varying degrees, become emotionally deadened.
Indeed, it would be better for all concerned if the illusion of unconditional parental love were withdrawn from the child‑rearing scene. It serves no constructive purpose for parents to conceal their inadequacies from a child. An honest acceptance of their deficiencies would enable both parent and child to cope with reality devoid of additional defensive pressure. With a lessening of this pressure, and the subsequent relaxation for both parent and child, they may even regain genuine loving feelings and regard for one another.
Lastly, children whose parents have, for the most part, resolved their issues of trauma and loss from the past have a better chance. In Compassionate Child-Rearing, I described many parents who came to understand and feel for what had happened to them as children. As a result, they were able to develop more compassion for their past, and for their present-day limitations. Regaining feeling for themselves seemed to be the key element that enabled them to enjoy closer, more sensitively attuned interactions with their children and altered their child-rearing practices in a more loving, positive direction.
From Dr. Robert Firestone at PsychAlive.org Source: Psychology Today
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