A nanny was left with a baby after the child’s parents never came back from traveling.
Now, the woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is left devastated when she knew that she has to give the baby up for adoption.
According to The Sun, the nanny had been taking care of the little girl since her birth last August via surrogate. However, a court issued an order that she had to give the baby up for adoption.
Reports said that the Italian parents of the now 16-month-old child went to Ukraine after she was born to a surrogate in 2020.
But for an unknown reason, the couple left their newborn to the nanny’s care before flying back to Italy.
The parents promised they would return to Ukraine as soon as possible, but they never returned.
The nanny was left to look after the little girl and raise her like her own child.
It wasn’t until then she realized that the baby’s parents might not come back that she contacted the Italian consulate to inform them that she could no longer afford to raise the kid.
The nanny was also distressed about the legal consequences if she did not let the authorities in Ukraine and Italy know.
The case then ended up in the hands of the Juvenile Prosecutor’s Office in Italy where they tracked down and contacted the girl’s parents.
Unfortunately, the couple confirmed they never planned to return to Ukraine for their daughter.
Last week, the Service for International Police Cooperation or SCIP worked with the Italian Consulate located in Kyiv to arrange the girl’s return to Italy so she could be put up for adoption.
Reports said that the nanny was left devastated and was “crying with her 17-year-old son” over the heartbreaking news.
The nanny even handed over pictures for the new parents so that the little girl she cared for will see them when she is grown up.
The inspector then took the little girl back to Italy.
Before the goodbyes, the nanny told the inspector: “She’ll eat the banana, give her a whole one.”
Moreover, a spokesperson from the Red Cross told the court that the girl was in “good condition” and that “the nanny who looked after her until yesterday loved her very much and took great care of her.”
The 16-month-old girl is currently being taken care of by a foster family while the adoption process is still ongoing.
At the time of this writing, it is unclear if the girl’s Italian parents will face prosecution for allegedly abandoning the child in Ukraine.