The Guyana Police Force and the Child Care and Protection Agency have launched an investigation into the abandonment of a newborn baby near a canal in Recess, Mahaicony.
In a statement today, the Guyana Police Force said the baby was seen by a team of doctors and is in good health in the care of the Mahaicony Public Hospital.
The Police Force also said it is working along with the Child Care and Protection Agency in an effort to trace the mother of the newborn.
The baby was discovered on Monday afternoon by a group of farmers wrapped in pair of jeans and in a giftbag stashed between a clump of bushes.
One of the farmers said he was alerted to the crying sound of the infant and upon investigation, he burst into tears himself as he came face to face with the abandoned baby.
From all indications, the child was abandoned just after birth, since the Umbilical cord and the placenta were still attached to the newborn.
Investigators are expected to question persons in the surrounding communities about the abandoning of the child. Checks are also expected to be made at health clinics in the area in the efforts to trace the mother of the child.
Since News Source broke the story about the newborn being abandoned on Monday, scores of persons have reached out and have offered their willingness to adopt the child. Several Guyanese living in the US and Canada are among those who have indicated their willingness to give the child a good home and care.
The Adoption Board deals with adoption and there is a strict process that has to be followed. The child can only be placed up for adoption from the age of six-months.