As reported by the Police Department, on September 22 at around 12:10 a.m., a newborn baby was found abandoned in the life support box on Miško street in Kaunas.
How 15 minutes Kaunas County Police informed, according to preliminary data, the newborn is about 5 days old. The baby is healthy.
There are two life cells in the city of Kaunas: in the P. Mažylis maternity home and the Christian maternity home of the Republican Kaunas Hospital.
This year, 3 newborns were found in them.
Collected material to start an investigation into the child’s inheritance.
Added at 12:32 p.m. As specified by Ramunė Liubinaitė, the chief specialist of the Public Relations and Communication Department of the State Child Rights Protection and Adoption Service in the city of Kaunas, Kaunas and Marijampole counties, the life box is intended for mothers who have found no other way out and want to act humanely.
Newborn abandonment is anonymous and child rights defenders or police officers who are called to document each abandonment case do not look for the mothers.
“However, it is important to know that parents can change their decision and get their baby back.” Parents or one of them can apply within three months to the territorial department of child rights according to the place where the child was left. Paternity is determined by DNA testing. As soon as an application is made for the recovery of an abandoned child, the parents are immediately organized with a psychologist and other necessary help”, assured R. Liubinaitė.
Defenders of the child’s rights call on the public to be attentive to pregnant women or women who have just given birth. Relatives, colleagues, neighbors can also help in such situations, who, seeing the expectant mother restless and struggling, can ask if the woman needs help. And if you need help, offer to visit specialists or even accompany you.
The medical workers attending the maternity should also pay attention to the condition of the expectant mother and if they notice that she is very sad or apathetic or, on the contrary, shows very strong emotions, do not leave her alone.
This year, the life of the country has been left in the boxes altogether 7 babies. There are 10 life cells in Lithuania.