Orphanage takes in newborn baby who was abandoned on Christmas Day (photo)

Orphanage takes in newborn baby who was abandoned on Christmas Day (photo)

- An orphanage in South Africa has rescued a newborn abandoned on Christmas Day

- The newborn was reportedly wrapped in a plastic bag and placed in a dustbin

A sad incident that might have turned into a tragedy became a Christmas Day miracle to the people of Door of Hope Chilren's Mission in Glenvist, Johannesburg in South Africa.

Door of Hope Chilren's Mission in Glenvist is an orphanage that has recently rescued a newborn baby who was abandoned. The baby was reportedly abandoned in a dustbin outside the home.

This sad event became a Christmas Day gift as the baby was taken in by the coordinators of the orphanage.


Orphanage takes in newborn baby who was abandoned on Christmas day UGC Source: Daily Sun
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According to Daily Sun, the baby had been wrapped in a plastic bag before being placed inside the dustbin.

A coordinator at the home, Hannah Thompson, had told Daily Sun that they consider the baby as a Christmas gift because he was rescued.

Thompson said: “We consider the baby a gift because it’s alive. Whoever found the baby boy gave him an opportunity to live.”

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She also reveled that they usually get abandoned babies from the police, hospitals or from parents who state financial instability as their reason for abandonment.

The coordinator further said: “But we’d rather have mums handing over their unwanted babies than placing them in rubbish bins.Child abandonment is a real issue that people must be educated on.”

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"When they open the box, an alarm alerts us that there’s a baby. We can also see the baby because there’s a camera focused on the box. We’ve received more than 200 babies since 1999 at our Berea home in Joburg.”

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