WELCH, W.Va. — Twin newborn baby boys are now in the custody of Child Protective Services after reportedly being dropped off anonymously at a home in Mingo County last month.

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State Police said the owner of the Verner home where the boys were left in a basket took the babies to Welch Community Hospital in McDowell County for treatment as instructed in a note that was also left.

The babies were first discovered on June 26.

Anyone with information about the case can contact Welch State Police at 304-436-2101.

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  • I think girls woman. That don't want to have babies get on the pill or get fixed


  • John Evans

    We should give out birth control like little Christian pamplets. Then we would not have many of the problems we do.

  • Barbara

    I am sure this was not an easy decision for this mother. At least she recognized the fact that she could not care for these babies and wanted to possibly give them a better life. I wish there were more people that drop their babies off instead of abusing them or even resulting in death. She should not have to provide her name. Does it really matter what doorstep they were left on. God bless you for doing this and let her be!

    • Michael

      What if the couple in the house were away and didn't return for a week. Think those babies would survive until they got home. It completely matters which "doorstep" they are left on....if you don't want your babies, ask someone, anyone, to help. The parent(s) should be charged with endagering the welfare of their children.

    • Anthony

      Could not agree more. People can't wait to jump on a forum and bash folks because they would hypothetically have done things better if in the same position. Someone realized they could not provide for their children and hoped someone else could. Probably not the best way to go about it, but at least these kids will have a chance with a family that loves them now. Newborn twins up for adoption? They'll have plenty of loving couples begging to take them home.

    • BH

      Well said, Barbara.

  • ConservativeRealist

    I thought that infants could be left at "havens" - hospitals, fire stations, etc. with no questions asked. I would suppose that since these children were left at a house there is a difference.

    What is a shame is that CPS, once the parent(s) is/are identified, will work to "re-unify" the family - even though there is some pretty obvious serious dysfunction present.

  • Patrick

    With some who would love to have children, why these people are allowed to have any is something I'll never understand.

  • wvtd

    what a way to start out life. I hope these kids find a great home with 2 parents who love them with all their heart. they are going to need it.

  • shannon

    I'll take those little babies. I can't have any more children.