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The Reality of Poverty: Mom left newborn baby triplets at hospital because she ‘Can’t afford them’

The undeniable truth of real poverty led a mother to abandon her newborn baby triplets at the Romanian hospital where they were born because she couldn’t afford to look after them.

Triplets of a Romanian mother who fled hospital leaving her triplet baby daughters behind because she could not afford to look after them. Photo credited to CEN

Triplets of a Romanian mother who fled hospital leaving her triplet baby daughters behind because she could not afford to look after them. Photo credited to CEN

Jeaneta Bente, 32, left daughters Alexandra, Isabela and Cristina at the maternity ward in Drobeta Turnu-Severin shortly after giving birth to them three weeks ago.

The story made headlines across the country, with the identity of the mum unknown.

But Bente eventually came forward, and explained to the media that she already had three children and couldn’t cope with raising another trio.

Mother - Jeaneta Bente, 32. Photo credited to CEN

Mother – Jeaneta Bente, 32. Photo credited to CEN

“I hope people can understand that I just don’t have any possibility to feed or care for them,” she reportedly said.

“But I wish them the best and hope they have a better life than I can give them,” she added.

The triplets, conceived naturally, are reportedly all in perfect health – despite being born prematurely.

Doctors were initially unable to put them up for adoption, as they needed permission from the mother.

But she agreed to the process after being tracked down by the media. As she is illiterate, Bente put her thumbprint on the documents.

The infants are now being transferred to a children’s home, and will eventually be placed with a foster family.

Hospitals in Romania have reported an increasing number of babies being abandoned, with all the mothers saying they can’t afford to look after them.

House of Jeaneta Bente. Photo credited to CEN

House of Jeaneta Bente. Photo credited to CEN

House interior of Jeaneta Bente. Photo credited to CEN

House interior of Jeaneta Bente. Photo credited to CEN

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The causes of abandonment are mainly a lack of finances on the behalf of the parent,” said social worker Aurelia Ciresanu.

“Although there is also a lack of accommodation or support from immediate family which is also often a factor,” she added.


SRC: YAHOO NEWS

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