Eastday reporter and Shanghai Radio and Television News reporter went to the People’s Liberation Army 411 hospital. In the hospital, Xiao Yan (小嫣) did not have any joy of being a mother, next to her in the baby crib was her black-brown skinned daughter. According to the doctor, baby girl weight 3,200 grams (7 lb and 0.87 oz) when she was born, her health score was 10 out of 10, and she was a Chinese-African mixed baby. Xiao Yan said, in the beginning of this year, her female friend took her to a hotel in Yangpu district. After some drinks which made her unconscious, she had sexual relation with a black man.
Xiao Yan said “When I was playing outside, I got to know a ‘sister’. Then she took me to some Africans home. Those two guys knew a little Chinese, when I first got there they were quite polite, asked me if I wanted anything to eat. After I drank the drinks, in less than one hour I started to feel dizzy, my head was still clear but I already could not walk anymore. After one hour, my brain was no longer clear.”
Xiao Yan told the reporter after she graduated from a vocational school in Yangpu district she worked jobs like hostess and waitress etc. She quit her job after the pregnancy. She had talked to her parents for help, but her parents have already been divorced for 5 years, the mother and the father each formed a new family. The father thought he had an agreement with Xiao Yan’s mother that she should stay with her mother. After that she wondered in the mini-park on Changyang road in Yangpu district, because of the lack of family warmth, Xiao Yan attempted suicide but was rescued by the nice security guard and sent to the hospital. At this time, Xiao Yan could no longer have an abortion, so the hospital lent her the helping hand, and hoping Xiao Yan’s parents can take some responsibility as her parents.
According to the PLA 411 hospital gynecology doctor Cheng Xiaomei (程晓梅), from Xiao Yan’s physical exam to staying in the hospital, to giving birth, and now after the operation, baby’s supplies, daily necessities as well as her meals all were free of charge provided by the hospital. The hospital hoped Xiao Yan’s parents can step up and help their child. The child only made a mistake because she was careless at one point of her life.
Reporter and doctor called Xiao Yan’s father on the phone, when asked “Did you know your daughter is in the hospital giving birth?” the father said “Can you not call this number please?” Then he gave the reporter another phone number.
When dialed the number provided by Xiao Yan’s father, reporter than found out this was Xiao Yan’s step-mother’s number. She said, 20-year-old Xiao Yan should take responsibility for her actions. She also stated that her birth mother should be the one taking care of her problems. Xiao Yan’s step-mother said “We are incapable of managing her things. She is over 18 years old, an adult, anything she does she needs to take full responsibility.”
Reporter than attempted to dial Xiao Yan’s birth mother’s cell phone number, however this number was no longer working.
Currently, the hospital is actively seeking the coordination of the street committees, hoping the girl’s parents can give her love, and let Xiao Yan return to her normal life.