Surprise! It’s a baby! Saskatoon couple finds newborn on doorstep

A Saskatoon couple got a huge surprise when they opened the back door of their Lawson Heights home on Saturday. Apparently, the family dog was barking continuously so Ed Anderson went to investigate and found a newborn baby girl wrapped in towels and a sleeping bag on the doorstep.

Born just minutes before she was discovered and still sporting an umbilical cord, the girl was “red and wrinkled” and “her little hands were like ice,” said Lee Anderson who happens to be a registered nurse. The temperature was close to -30C (-22F) on Saturday morning.

According to the Globe and Mail, the couple called 911. Mr. Anderson explains, “After I said that we had a crying baby at our house, the operator said, ‘So what’s the problem with that,’ well, it’s not mine. I found it abandoned by my back door.”

An ambulance arrived at the scene within minutes. The baby is in fine condition and in the custody of the Department of Community Resources.

Saskatoon Police used dogs to try to track the person who dropped the child off but had no luck. They spent the balance of the day canvassing the area looking for clues as to how the child ended up at Anderson’s home.

Police remain concerned about the child’s mother and they are encouraging her, and anyone else who may know what happened to come forward.

The Globe reports that the Anderson’s had planned to shop for a new car on Saturday, which just goes to show you that you never really know what the day is going to bring.

Norm Fisher

Royal LePage Vidorra


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