Children's Authority saddened by discovery of babies in dump, offers alternatives

The Children’s Authority of Trinidad and Tobago says it is deeply saddened that twin babies were found dead yesterday in a landfill.

The Authority, which is responsible for the care and protection of children, issued a statement saying it believes that every child should be given the opportunity to achieve his or her full potential.

"Parents and guardians are entrusted with the responsibility to provide a loving, nurturing and safe environment for their children. However, when expectant mothers and fathers are uncertain about their ability to care for their unborn child, they are invited to contact the Authority to explore their options, in a confidential and non-judgemental environment," the statement said.

The authority is appealing to other parents, who are concerned that their children are not receiving the best possible care, that they too can contact the organisation.

It says that a lternative family options such as adoption and foster care can only be arranged by the Children’s Authority, so persons are asked to call the Authority at 996 or 800-2014.