Here's an article from the Calgary Sun newspaper (not affiliated with England's The Sun):
One of the men who rescued a baby left to die in the dumpster was the boyâs father and heâs determined to raise the infant.
The 29-year-old woman, who allegedly stuffed her newborn in a garbage bag, didnât know she was pregnant until giving birth, and neither did the babyâs father, who leapt into the dumpster to save him.
âMy first thought seeing the baby there was disgust,â said the 28-year-old man, who canât be named to protect the infantâs identity.
âI just thought âweâve got to get that baby out of hereâ and I didnât know CPR.â
The man said there was no way to tell his girlfriend of four years was pregnant because sheâs heavy set and always had âa bit of a belly.â
Hours before he found his son in a dumpster in a condo complex at 501 40 Ave. N.W., his girlfriend complained of having cramps and diarrhea.
He went to work, he said âbut I had a bad feeling, that I had to go homeâ and came back to the condo for lunch.
After they were alerted by a woman passerby, another neighbour said he helped the unsuspecting dad tear open the garbage bag to free the infant, who was suffering from hypothermia but is now in stable condition in hospital.
The woman is facing charges of attempted murder, child abandonment and failing to provide the necessities of life.
The man only found out the baby heâd helped rescue was his son when told by police on Tuesday night.
âIt was the most shocking thing Iâve ever encountered in my life â to find that out from police is not something Iâd ever expected to happen,â he said.
âIâm not happy with her but Iâm not angry, either â I want to make sure she gets the help she needs.â
As he met with provincial Children and Youth Services officials about the case, the man also said heâll âdo everything I can to get the baby back, she wants it as well.â
The father said he has been in contact with social services officials and told he will be able to see his son in much different conditions than their first traumatic meeting.
The accused momâs difficult childhood and a resulting reluctance to have her own children âmight have had something to do with what she did.â said the new dadâs brother, who lives with the couple.
âBut this is an accepting household â if the right thing had been done from the beginning thereâd be no problem,â added the infantâs surprised uncle.
Staff Sgt. Leah Barber of the police child abuse unit said thereâs good reason to charge the woman with attempted murder.
âThe baby was put in there with no expectation to survive...where it couldnât be found,â said Barber.
âThereâs always other options â obviously if something like this were to happen, 911 would be the first call Iâd make.â
The police officer said itâs the first time sheâs investigated such a surprise pregnancy since she joined the unit 2-1/2 years ago.
âI know it does happen â there are TV shows about it,â said Barber, adding the mother is undergoing a pyschiatric examination and should be released from hospital sometime Wednesday.
âItâs hard to fathom...itâs a sad case,â
Barber said if passersby hadnât noticed the crying baby in the dumpster as soon as they did, the baby wouldnât have survived.
âItâs incredibly lucky,â she said.
Itâs believed the baby was born within two hours of its discovery.
The force has received numerous calls from people wanting to adopt the baby.
But for now, police are discussing the infantâs custody with Alberta Children and Youth Services.
Bringing in safe houses for young, expectant moms could prevent babies from being abandoned in the future, said Health Minister Gene Zwozdesky adding he would be open to creating some safe houses for new moms to turn to.
âItâs very unfortunate anytime a situation like that happens,â he told reporters at the legislature Wednesday.
âI think young women who feel it necessary to abandon their newly born child frequently donât know where to go.â