A new born She was rescued this Thursday from a garbage container by two city police officers. Hours later, the agents offered to give him a home, in a gesture of solidarity that is very unlikely to materialize in practice. Justice has 90 days to determine what happened, before opening the adoption process.
The baby girl was found by a group of cartoneros that alerted the patrol guarding the Curapaligüe and Zelarrayán area, in the Parque Chacabuco neighborhood. Police from Neighborhood Police Station 7 B approached and saw the newborn inside a black waste bag.
They quickly transferred her to the Piñero Hospital, in the southern area of Flores, where the medical guard keeps her in an incubator. They reportedly weighed 3.5 kilos, had only a few hours to live, and was in good health. They named her Jorgelina.
Jorgelina is interned in an incubator at the Piñero Hospital, in Flores. Photo Luciano Thieberger
“Someone interpreted that the name of one of us was Jorge”Daniel Donato, one of the agents who helped the baby, told the media.
“It feels satisfaction because thanks to what we did, we help her to be better, “said her colleague Víctor Nicolás Díaz. It was in conjunction with the motorcycles, the mobile, the sanitary cordon to try to get there as soon as possible, and from here to the inside the doctors have already taken care of it. “
In the case, the Office of the First Instance Prosecutor for Criminal, Misconduct and Offenses Number 25 is now intervening, under the charge of Roberto Maragliano, who requested as evidence monitor cameras in the area and collect witnesses, informed Clarion sources of the Public Prosecutor’s Office of the City.
What’s more actions were ordered for abandonment of person And implement a police slogan in the hospital to monitor the baby’s state of health. Intervention was also given to the Council of Girls, Boys and Adolescents of the Government of the City and to the Guardianship Advisory on duty.
“The truth is that since last night I had countless messages from people I don’t know asking how to bring clothes and help,” the police officer Diaz told a news channel excitedly. A notary asked him if he would adopt her.
“I offer myself she answered quickly. The truth is that I think anyone would want to help in the situation in which they were found and try to give them a better future ”.
Beside him, Donato was also interested. “I also. Before this with my girlfriend we talked about this issue and now this happened and we will see, “he said.
The baby was rescued by two city policemen, who expressed their desire to adopt her.
The offer has almost zero chances of being realized, he explained to Clarion Pilar Molina, General Secretary for Management of the Public Guardian Ministry of the City: “It’s an expression of desire, of solidarity commitment to the community, which I find very beautiful and which happens whenever there are abandoned boys and girls, but the adoption process requires specific steps“.
“The only way in which one can present himself as an adopter if he is not previously registered in the registry is when there is a public call. These calls are made when families for children for adoption were already sought both in the district and throughout the Argentine Republic, and the search was unsuccessful, “he explained.
That, in general, does not happen, because when babies are put up for adoption families are quickly found, he continued. “These open searches in general are registered in critical instances with groups of siblings who are older, maybe five kids where you have one of 16 and the other of 5. But 90% of those registered want boys under 3 years old. Then, a baby almost never reaches an open search process“.
Anyway, to reach the adoption instance there are months left. Faced with a situation of abandonment, such as this case, the official explained that there is a procedure and deadlines established jointly by National Law 26,061, Law 114 of the City and the Civil Code.
First, the baby must be discharged, and then there is a maximum period of 90 days so that the context in which the abandonment occurred is evaluated and family members can be brought to justice. During that period of time, the Council of Girls, Boys and Adolescents defines whether to house it with a transit family or in a household.
“There are a network of institutions that depend on the Council and that are orchestrated by us. In the Tutelary Public Ministry we are part of the Judicial Power of the City and we supervise the care of the boys and girls in those institutions, in addition to offering a series of resources, “he explained to Clarion Molina.
And he added: “In those 90 days, if an emotional bond arises, first the relationship with that person has to be verified and then it must be evaluated by an interdisciplinary team of the Council to determine if it is or are suitable for its care. An aunt, the father or the mother herself may appear and state that she was not the one who abandoned the baby, “for example.
The baby is days old and remains hospitalized at the PIñero Hospital, in the Flores neighborhood. Photo Luciano Thieberger
“If in which no one appears or that those who appear cannot prove the link or they are not healthy to take care of it properly, only then the adoptability situation can be decreed after 90 days and a process of summoning families is opened, which must be registered in the RUAGA registry (Unique Registry of Aspirants to Guard with Purpose Adoptive) of the City “.
Molina asked “avoid jumping to conclusions that all they do is stigmatize people who suffer in these types of cases. It is suggested that the baby was surely abandoned by his mother, who does not have a heart, how the State allowed that mother to have that baby and that she may have abandoned him without the father knowing. “
And he concluded: “They are a lot of assumptions that have a rather complicated tint regarding a gender perspective and we must not forget that it may be a woman who may be in a situation of violence, or that perhaps it was not even the mother who who abandoned her. ”