Abandoned baby, now 14, wants to meet her mother

A teenager who was abandoned by her mother on the day she was born says she forgives her and just wants to meet her.

Jessica Boatwright, a 14-year-old Australian, has launched a media appeal to try to track down her birth mother, who abandoned her in a Sydney hospital in 2005.

She was just eight hours old when her mother took her into the hospital for a checkup in the middle of the night.

The woman asked for a Thai interpreter, according to police, and gave the nurse a fake name.

Six hours later, the same woman is captured on security cameras leaving the hospital alone.

But Jessica isn't interested in her mother's reasons and says it would just be amazing to find out who she was.

"I love you, even though I've never met you," she told the A Current Affair TV programme.

"I want her to know not to feel terrible - not to feel guilty in any way."

"Just be brave and come forward. It's not her fault - whether it was any external reasons or any other reasons, it's not her fault."

Jessica - who was later adopted - says she would just really love to meet her mother and sit down and talk with her.

"You are my birth mother and I would really like to have that opportunity, but I'm living in a fabulous family at the moment.

"Be brave. There's no judgement. I'm not going to judge you no matter what reason or anything.

"It would be the fairytale ending that I've always wanted."


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