A struggling mother reportedly fled from the hospital where she gave birth in Romania, leaving her newborn triplets behind because she cannot afford to care for them.
After Jeaneta Bente's story went viral in Romania, she came forward to share her side of the story.
Bente, 32, from Drobeta-Turnu Severin, Romania, is a mother struggling already to raise three children, Yahoo News reported. She told local media that there is no way she could afford to care for three more babies.
The triplets, Alexandra, Isabela, and Christina, have lived in a hospital for the last three weeks. After the story of the mother abandoning her newborn triplets went viral, local media tracked down Bente.
"I hope people can understand that I just don't have any possibility to feed or care for them, but I wish them the best and hope they have a better life than I can give them," she reportedly said.
After the confrontation, Bente signed off on letting the babies be put up for adoption. She is illiterate, so she had to use her thumbprint as a signature on the papers allowing them to be adopted.
The triplets are being transferred to a children's home and will eventually be placed with a foster family.
Romanian hospitals have had an increase in babies being abandoned. This year alone, 25 babies have been abandoned in the same hospital in which Bente gave birth, according to the Daily Mail. In most cases, the mothers say that they cannot afford to raise the child.
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