I’m convinced that there should be some sort of screening system implemented for women before they get pregnant because then maybe things like this could get prevented. There is NO justification for abandoning your children, especially when you leave them with extra diapers:
The girls were bundled up in hooded down coats, wearing UGG boots and holding fresh disposable diapers when they were found just before 3 p.m. in front of the Bay View Houses on Shore Parkway, cops said.
“They gave us their first names and said their mom dropped them off,” a police source said.
The older girl told cops her name is Domini and that her little sister, who said very little to police, is Dioni, a source said.
“We live in a blue house with flowers in front,” Domini told The News as cops took custody of her and her sister.
She told cops she believed they lived on 53rd St., but could not recall what neighborhood or borough they were from, according to the source.
The sisters bore no obvious signs of abuse, but were taken to Brookdale University Hospital as a precaution.
Cops fanned out in the area, going door-to-door hoping to identify the forsaken sisters and track down their mother. Detectives also scoured surveillance video from the Bay View Houses and nearby buildings.
The older girl told cops their mother’s name is Dalisha and she was driving a white car, but she did not know the make nor model of the vehicle.
Cops were able to piece together the mother’s identity and arrested Dalisha Adams, 26, of Glenwood Road in Brooklyn, police said. She was charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. (source)
Sigh. I say this with as little judgement as possible – you’re 26 with 2 little girls, a year apart. Granted, things can get a little hectic, but that is the life you chose. These little girls didn’t choose this life. But here they are, abandoned, on the street. We can only hope that they don’t get lost in the system.