A couple who were left with a baby with a rare genetic condition has been reunited with their baby after their suitcase went missing for several days.
Key points:The couple was on their way to a doctor’s appointment at the Royal Adelaide Hospital when their suitcase was found on the side of the roadThe suitcase was wrapped in white, but the child was born with Down SyndromeIt was only discovered when the couple returned to the Royal and District Hospital on WednesdayThe woman, who has not been named, is believed to have a child with Down’s syndrome and was on her way to an appointment at her local GP’s office when the suitcase was discovered in the ditch in Tullamarine.
Her partner was able to trace the child to a clinic in the area, where the parents had taken their daughter on a walk.
“I think she’s a bit emotional,” the mother told the ABC.
“We haven’t even had the chance to go into the baby’s room.”
The couple, who have not been identified, are now hoping to track down the couple’s children and reunite them.
“It’s really heartwarming to be able to reconnect with our child and get to know her,” the woman said.
“They are such an adorable and lovely little girl.”
She said she hoped their child would have a better life and had an “immediate” future.
“My daughter has Down’s, and we are trying to get her to live a normal life.
She’s been a bit down and frustrated with life at the moment, but she’s getting better.”
Topics:missing-person,child-abuse,family,toll-of-the-road,tullamarine-2480,adelaide-5000,australiaMore stories from South Australia