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Mom says she left note with abandoned child, police never found it

A teenage boy left at a hospital in December 2019 triggered 11Alive’s investigation into child abandonment. His mom says there’s a lot we don’t know about that day.

Rebecca Lindstrom

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Published: 11:00 PM EST December 9, 2021
Updated: 9:59 AM EST January 25, 2022

This is part of a series of reports called #Keeping. The reports expose gaps in our healthcare and support systems that lead to child abandonment. The children's parents shared these painful videos to educate others and raise awareness.