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The Suwon Seobu Police Station revealed on September 16 that they discovered a newborn baby abandoned in a motel situated in Suwon's Paldal-gu. 

According to the police, the baby was found with a memo requesting whoever found her to, "send her off to a good place." 

Fortunately, the baby was found to be in sound health after being transferred immediately to a hospital nearby. 


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Upon checking the motel's surveillance footage, it was revealed that on September 15, a man suspected to be in his 40's and a woman who appeared to be in her 20's entered the motel together and departed at different times. 


Police suspect that the man and woman gave birth to the baby in the motel and fled, and are currently tracing their whereabouts using the runaway couple's credit card information. 

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MunchieMinx Sunday, September 18, 2016

CONDOMS! Coooondoms people! There is no excuse for this no more. What a horrible thing to do to a baby! Plus, what good place? Adoption carries all kinds of stigma in Korea still, enough so that baby may never know any home other than being fostered by the government or stuffed in an orphanage until he/she comes of age, and heaven help the child if she's a girl too.

LordLiar18 Saturday, September 17, 2016

Hopefully, the baby still is alive... I have mixed feelings about this. We cannot really blame the parents without knowing their conditions. They could have take the baby to orphanage or some specific facilities instead of the motel though.

crazyft Saturday, September 17, 2016

instead left the baby in the motel they should have left him/her beside orphanage or random house a reasonable place...

crazyft Saturday, September 17, 2016

pardon for my bad English

sarayamelie Saturday, September 17, 2016

The comments below make me some mad. I was left on the doorstep of a factory in China when I was just 3 days old without information whatsoever and I haven't thought once what you guys think. My parents are not dumb, or irresponsible. Nowadays people who do this have their reasons and before commenting shit read what the couple left "send her off to a good place". Do you really think that would be written by someone who didn't care?

trogdorthe8th sarayamelie Saturday, September 17, 2016

Please! If she did care, she wouldn't have left the damn child alone in the motel. I'm sorry that you were abandoned, but your logic, or lack thereof, is somewhat disturbing. If she cared, she would have just taken the child straight to an orphanage, or hospital. Leaving a child alone immediately after giving birth is reckless and incredibly dangerous! Children need to be monitored and stabilized by medical professionals to be certain that they are healthy. This child could have had serious ailments, which if not properly treated, could have killed the child. If either of them had any medical training, they would have known this, and known not to leave the child alone! They also clearly had no common sense by the fact that they used a credit card to rent the motel, so clearly the police will be able to track them down. I get that the abortion process is expensive and difficult over there, so that woman obviously didn't have that option. But there are orphanages and adoption programs, and she could have easily taken the child there and not abandoned it in this way, leaving the potential for the child to be injured or possibly die. It's disgusting, I hope the law catches up to them quickly.

intricate trogdorthe8th Saturday, September 17, 2016

it would've been different in a country where there isn't a huge stigma on things like this.. and like you said yourself, orphanages and adoption programs are probably not an option for them due to the regulations. They left the child in that motel because they knew the child was going to be found quickly. Also... medical training to be able to help a woman deliver a baby isn't exactly that complicated, either of them could have enough knowledge on that. And I'm sure that if there was ever going to be a problem they were going to at least try and take care of it. The most problematic thing about this is that, would the police not be able to track them down (they could've used any card), the parents will have absolutely no idea of what is going to happen to their child from now on, nor will the child have a reasonable chance of ever finding out who its parents are. All the rest is frankly irrelevant because there have been no other issues.

trogdorthe8th intricate Saturday, September 17, 2016

No, don't twist my words. I said that the ABORTION process is expensive and close to impossible for many people, it's hardly impossible for people to give their children up for adoption. I find it interesting that you try to defend people's abhorrent actions as well as make assumptions about two criminals who you don't even know- they abandoned a newborn child! You don't know them, who are you to say that they would just do the right thing and try to cake care of it? I don't know how old you are, but even if you are an adult, you're either blissfully ignorant, willingly naive, or a combination of the two.

intricate trogdorthe8th Saturday, September 17, 2016

adoption process and/or orphanage is more expensive.. it's not like you can just leave your child and be done with all the finances like it's possible in some countries.

intricate trogdorthe8th Saturday, September 17, 2016

and you don't know them either... i'm just pointing out to you that the child is okay and so they probably did everything they needed to do to ensure that child's safety without compromising their own ability to be otherwise contributing members of society.

trogdorthe8th intricate Sunday, September 18, 2016

Abandoning a child has never been, and will never be doing everything to ensure the child's safety. Don't want to have kids, or can't afford them? Either educate yourself on safe sex practices, or don't have sex. Stop making excuses for grown adults

Potaetae trogdorthe8th Sunday, September 18, 2016

How do you know if that child was safe with his parents anyways? There is no "what if the child was unhealthy" the article clearly stated that the child was healthy. They clearly knew the child was in good health. Even tho something was wrong with the baby, it doesn't seem like they would be able to pay off the medical bills. I'm thankful that the parents at least didn't do anything to harm this child, but instead left it in front of a place where a lot of people pass by. Even tho intricate and I had our disagreements before, he/she is still right.

trogdorthe8th Potaetae Sunday, September 18, 2016

The point is, the child wasn't left with someone who could properly care for it, and these people leaving it had no way of knowing when someone could have come along to help the child. How do you know they would or wouldn't be able to pay off their medical bills? How can you and others make assumptions like that about people you don't know? It disgusts me how many people are trying to make excuses for this selfish couple. I hope they get caught, and I hope they get slapped with some real consequences. Bottom line: it's fine if they didn't want to raise the child, but abandoning a newborn like that under no medical supervision is dangerous, thoughtless and incredibly selfish. You brought the child into the world, it's your responsibility to make certain that the child is properly taken care of, either by you or someone else better equipped to do so. Stop making excuses for reckless, thoughtless people

Potaetae trogdorthe8th Sunday, September 18, 2016

Your judging them without knowing it situation. So please stop acting like a justice warrior. The note "send her off to a good place" says A LOT. we're not making excuses, we're being a bit more understanding then you are.

trogdorthe8th Potaetae Sunday, September 18, 2016

The note means literally NOTHING. Anyone can leave a note, that doesn't absolve her from this dangerous and selfish action. She's a criminal, plain and simple. I can be understanding if she didn't want to keep it, or wasn't able to keep it- shit like that happens, and there's nothing wrong with giving up a child if you don't feel you are capable of taking care of it. But abandoning it like that and basically leaving a note is like saying "Welp, my bad, but it's your problem now, try to take good care of her". She had NO WAY of knowing who could have walked into that room. What if it had been someone who was dangerous, and hurt the child, deciding not to alert authorities? I mean, you're sitting here trying to tell me that you're being understanding, when really you're just being willingly naive and defending two criminals. Grow up.

Potaetae trogdorthe8th Sunday, September 18, 2016

You really struggle to see past your nose. This is called fucking REALITY. your mind is only thinking about the worst. "What if this happened" "what if that happened" but it DIDNT happen and there is a reason to why it didn't happen.

trogdorthe8th Potaetae Sunday, September 18, 2016

They're just lucky it didn't happen. And you're still defending not one, but TWO criminals in this situation. Yes, there is a reason it didn't happen- it's called luck and random chance.

Potaetae trogdorthe8th Sunday, September 18, 2016

Do you know the timespan on where the baby was left and found? Do you know I'm which area the baby was left? How about the spot the baby was left? What of the baby was left where police where patrolling? You know absolutely nothing about the situation yet you act like a justice warrior. You have little to nothing information about this situation.

trogdorthe8th Potaetae Sunday, September 18, 2016

You already used that so-called "insult", do better. You're reaching at this point, and the same argument can be made that you know absolutely nothing about this situation- yet you still continue to defend criminals. Sad.

trogdorthe8th Potaetae Sunday, September 18, 2016

The one bit of empathy I will give, is that I hope the woman made certain to at least get herself some medical attention afterwards- having a natural birth like that is not easy, any birth takes so much stress and strain on the body.

sarayamelie trogdorthe8th Sunday, September 18, 2016

"don't have sex" really? have you ever thought about broken condoms?

trogdorthe8th sarayamelie Sunday, September 18, 2016

And yet another one joins the fray. So tell me: the woman and a man had a child, which is their own fault since they chose to have sex- it's a risk you take. Rather than give the child up for adoption, or at least leave it in a safe area like a hospital to make sure it could have proper care, they abandoned it in a hotel room with no knowledge of who or what might come upon it- and you and others really trying to defend their actions? The only defense any of you have given is the pathetic response of "oh well at least she left a note saying she hoped the child would have a nice life" Where is the logic in that? Would you be saying the same thing if they'd left the child in a filthy dumpster? Would you be saying it if they'd left it out in the pouring rain? It literally blows my mind that these people did something reckless and selfish, and all of you are defending them. That is very telling to me....

intricate trogdorthe8th Sunday, September 18, 2016

the note doesn't say a lot, but it does say something, also the very fact the mother went through the pain of the pregnancy and the labor to make sure to put that child on the world at all says quite a lot... There are many ways to try and do a DIY abortion. Furthermore, the baby was left inside the motel, probably in their room where it would have been left alone for maybe an hour at most. Checked out rooms are always maintained thoroughly right after guests leave, so the child would have been found right after those parents left.

intricate trogdorthe8th Sunday, September 18, 2016

the area clearly was safe enough. And they clearly took adequate precautions, as the child proved to be in good condition. Anything you say about would've could've should've doesn't apply simply because the child is in good health. As far as I can tell from the information provided the only law they broke is not reporting the birth of a child, and there is a myriad of reasons why they chose not to do that.

Potaetae trogdorthe8th Monday, September 19, 2016

Well how do you even know if she WANTED to have sex? It could have been rape too? You sit ther with no information and yet you claim that we have bad arguments. Funny how you say that cuz your only arguments are "what if" "should have" which are simply invalid. "What if they left it in a dumpster" "what if they left it outside in the rain?" Well they DIDNT and that's what I'm thankful for that. Because of that simple fact, I can understand them a little bit more. Yes they should get punished, since they didn't report the birth and it might be considered child neglect as intricate said, but the punishment shouldn't be as hard as it would be IF they had left the baby in a dumpster.

intricate Potaetae Monday, September 19, 2016

i think even child neglect is stretching it, as you need to prove the child was harmed in some way for that. But as it was in good condition there's no evidence of neglect either. That said, I do wonder where those parents are, if the police is ever going to find them... that credit card they used could've been anyone's. But if they're found i'd really like to hear their reasons for doing what they did.

Potaetae intricate Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Yeah.. I wanna stay updated on this but idk where I could read more. -.-

trogdorthe8th intricate Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The fact that you don't think abandoning a newborn child in a random place with no medical attention and no supervision isn't neglect tells me all I need to know.

trogdorthe8th intricate Tuesday, September 20, 2016

*is, not isn't. Didn't mean to put the double negative, but Allkpop doesn't let you edit your comments for some reason.

Potaetae trogdorthe8th Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Under the laws, it isn't.

intricate trogdorthe8th Tuesday, September 20, 2016

it wasn't a random place. medical attention was determined to be unnecessary, supervision wasn't required either. The time the baby was alone was shorter than the time babies usually sleep. Do you have a baby? If you did you'd know babies require a lot less urgent attention than, say, toddlers. From the information I can conclude that the chance that baby was ever in danger is actually lower compared to babies at say a newborn department in a hospital, or even at an average home with just the parents around, let alone a family with more kids than just the newborn. Why? Because in a hotel there's actually more supervision on what goes on in a room and its inhabitants compared to those other places. Furthermore, I can't imagine those parents left the kid while it was awake, they probably left it wrapped up comfortably while it was asleep. The baby wouldn't have noticed a thing...

intricate Tuesday, September 20, 2016

if the parents would've left the baby on the streets in front of the motel... now that would be a whole different story... I think you could actually determine that to be child neglect, even under the law... but to leave it in a hotel room which is a controlled space? No way you can say that's neglect... then every parent would be breaking the law, as there's no parent who sits by their baby's side 24/7.

intricate Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Guess people don't like facts?

trogdorthe8th intricate Wednesday, September 21, 2016

How have you presented any "facts" other than what has been presented in this article? You've done nothing but spout a very dangerous opinion that abandoning a child isn't abuse if there are certain circumstances under which the child is abandoned, which is both wrong and disgusting. I find it hilarious and quite pathetic that you keep coming back to this article- you don't even care about the situation,you just want to argue and convince yourself that you're right, when all you're doing is defending two criminals, and I have more important things to do with my time than to sit here and argue with a brick wall, unlike yourself.

intricate trogdorthe8th Wednesday, September 21, 2016

the only opinion i stated is how i believe the parents would've wrapped up the baby comfortably and left it sleeping. All the rest was reiterating statistics and reports from what actually was found by authorities on this occasion. If you think my belief those parents had some love and care for their child is disgusting then i hope you will never have kids.

trogdorthe8th intricate Thursday, September 22, 2016

No, I think your belief that abandoning a newborn child is acceptable given the 'right circumstances' is disgusting. Which I've said multiple times, but you seem hell-bent on avoiding.

Potaetae trogdorthe8th Thursday, September 22, 2016

It is was better that they leave a baby wrapped up with no harm in a hotel room for someone else to find instead of them having to take care of an unwanted child and not being able to provide anything for it. Like it or not, under the law it is NOT abuse or neglect.

Potaetae trogdorthe8th Thursday, September 22, 2016

It's not good, but still better.

intricate trogdorthe8th Thursday, September 22, 2016

i never said it was acceptable... i only said it was common practice. Supervision in family homes and even at hospitals is actually lower than how this particular child was supervised. You can conclude this from statistics that are all over the internet. If you're not okay with this you should also not be okay with how most parents supervise their babies. If that is the case then you must have a very stressful life, if not, you're just a bigot.

intricate trogdorthe8th Thursday, September 22, 2016

Don't like how i unmasked your bigotry huh? okay...

trogdorthe8th intricate Thursday, September 22, 2016

At this point, you just want to argue for the sake of arguing. We aren't talking about parents who don't hover over their children 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year (366 on leap year). We're talking about (for the millionth time) two CRIMINALS who left a NEWBORN CHILD unsupervised after birth. What statistics are you talking about that relate to this, if you're actually doing such research and not just throwing out standard 'buzz words' to back up your lack of an argument here. Further more, how am I a bigot? A bigot is someone who is intolerant of others viewpoints- forgive me if I'm intolerant of people who want to defend dangerous criminals who abandoned their child.

intricate trogdorthe8th Thursday, September 22, 2016

the only law they broke was not reporting it.

trogdorthe8th intricate Thursday, September 22, 2016

You can call me a bigot all you want, since you clearly don't understand the definition of what a true bigot is in this situation. All you want to do is argue, and you're upset because not only do I disagree with your dangerous and biased views, but that I refuse to engage in such a childish form of debate. I don't have to name call to call you out for your nonsense, you do a good enough job of that on your own.

intricate trogdorthe8th Thursday, September 22, 2016

if you refuse to debate then what is it that you're doing? Anyway.... it's pretty obvious you're not aware what child abuse actually is.

trogdorthe8th intricate Thursday, September 22, 2016

It's pointless to debate with you, because you don't want to actually debate. You're stuck on your view point, skewed as it is, so there is no point in continuing this conversation. You do whatever makes you feel better and whatever helps you to feed your massive ego. I've said my piece, more than once, and I feel I've made substantial arguments for my respective standpoints on this situation. I don't feel the need to justify anything further to you, nor do I feel the need to strengthen my viewpoints by trying to convince you of anything, because it's literally been like talking to a brick wall. If you want to live in your biased and dangerous ideology, then by all means run with it. That's your life, that's on you, and that's what you have to live with. #TheseDoBetterMOments #YouDoYouBoo

intricate trogdorthe8th Thursday, September 22, 2016

As for your question on how i know the supervision wasn't required.. open any book or web page on newborn care. You will find that newborns will sleep 16 hours on average with a minimum of 2 hours at a time. They should be fed every 2 hours at most. Compare this to the situation in the article. The parents checked out, and in most cases (even if the hotel is barely adequate) a maid will go to the room immediately after checkout to get it in order for new guests. This will have left the baby alone for around 15 minutes, but no more than an hour, which, as you know, is only a fraction of the time a newborn needs to be checked upon. Compare this to a hospital where 40 to 60 newborn are kept in the same room. Even if you spend only 1 minute per baby (definitely not enough), a baby gets checked on only once every 40 to 60 minutes. This is obviously a lot lower than the hotel situation in the article. Now compare to a normal family household, most parents don't even bother to go up to check on their newborn as frequently as once every 15 minutes, they just leave a baby phone up there and wait for some sort of sound. Forgetting that something like crib death is a thing. The newborn in the hotel has always been in less danger than virtually any other newborn out here. Exceptions are only found with those who literally keep their newborn on their body at all times, which some cultures do, but none of those are western. Want to rage about something? Rage about that kind of child neglect... and leave this kid, who will probably grow up just fine, alone. Those parents probably did the best thing they could for that kid. Even if they broke a law for not reporting the birth to do it. Only a complete dunce wouldn't understand how difficult it is in Korea to give up and register a child for adoption, and what consequences it has for the parents if they did. You can dislike this all you want, but that only tells me you have no respect for either that newborn baby or the parents who had to give it up. You just want to try to get your black and white point across without showing any kind of empathy towards those who live in Korea.

intricate trogdorthe8th Thursday, September 22, 2016

Bottom line... yes leaving a child like that is wrong, but not as wrong as how most parents treat their own newborn in their own homes, let alone the abysmal conditions in a hospital. Yeah those parents broke the law, but only because it would cause all sorts of unrelated trouble to them if they went through the official routes. It's already been established the child wasn't in danger, and it did receive the proper amount of supervision (more than in many hospitals). So back to you.... what really is your point? What did you want those parents to do? And keep in mind, giving up a child for adoption in Korea is not like in Europe where you can just place it in some special cabinet in the wall where everything will be taken care of. In Korea they will register everything and report everything to the authorities. All I've seen from you is how you think it's somehow the parents' mistake to have sex.... is that really all that you have to say about this?

Potaetae trogdorthe8th Friday, September 23, 2016

I'm just glad that your not a parent or a persecutor.

Mrs_Petty_Noodl Friday, September 16, 2016

I would have just had an abortion if I got knocked up and wasn't ready to be a parent. But at least she didn't throw the baby in the dumpster. And I hope the woman is healthy after giving birth, and lives happily.

chaelicen Mrs_Petty_Noodl Friday, September 16, 2016

abortions are illegal and hard & expensive to do in korea.

changminbaby Mrs_Petty_Noodl Saturday, September 17, 2016

abortion is not that much good, it can be dangerous for mothers, few deaths and some mothers after abortion cant get pregnant and honestly i dont like killing it. if it was me i will try to have the baby and work if i have to, its my baby after all even if it happened accidently but yeah everyone have different opinion there is adoption too she can give the baby to someone.

VenusMiranda Mrs_Petty_Noodl Saturday, September 17, 2016

But aborting you're not given the baby a chance, I think this woman is really caring about the child, that's why she gave birth and even said "send her off to a good place", she didan't need to be selfish killing the baby to not rise it.

hana_sakura Friday, September 16, 2016

I'm glad the baby survived. I hope those irresponsible parents get caught and punished accordingly.

TheQru Friday, September 16, 2016

abandon the baby but use your credit card information? lmao. im not shocked tho. they arent even smart enough to use protection

intricate TheQru Saturday, September 17, 2016

they could've used any card..

Sophia_Sone4ever Friday, September 16, 2016

Well at least this is better than other infanticide articles that I've seen in this site. But this is unacceptable too. On another note .... a man in his 40s and women in his 20s ? Hmm sound suspicious ~ maybe this is another cheating case ?! Who know

inspirite97 Friday, September 16, 2016

If your dumb ass can't even handle the responsibility of giving the baby up for adoption or shaping up to the role of parents then don't fkn open your legs dumb asses

Mrs_Petty_Noodl inspirite97 Friday, September 16, 2016

Then you must be a virgin. Cause with an attitude like that...you're sure not fit to be a parent. ✌🏽

chaelicen inspirite97 Friday, September 16, 2016

a child is not a punishment for sex. lack of birth control or lack of effect (of control) was probably the problem. what type of an attitude is that?

inspirite97 Mrs_Petty_Noodl Saturday, September 17, 2016

no,however if I were to be in that situation I understand that is completely my responsibility to take care of that situation. If I don't want the kid then I would abort or give the baby up for adoption if I want it then I would keep it however these people were completely irresponsible with this situation therefore why open your legs if you don't even have a back up plan?

inspirite97 chaelicen Saturday, September 17, 2016

you misunderstood my comment in no way was I saying having a child was a punishment I was trying to say that people who are irresponsible and don't even have a back up plan on what to do in case of a pregnancy are the ones that shouldn't open their legs since they will do stuff like putting babies in trash bags or leaving them in a hotel and hoping someone would find the baby what fault does the baby have? why should the baby be expose to suffering right after being born since the parents were to stupid to take the proper actions for adoption and what not

michinpabo Friday, September 16, 2016

I thought they don't allow tipping in Korea. j/k

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