Grandmother and baby's uncles try to get custody of the baby that was left in the trash.

Grandmother and baby's uncles try to get custody of the baby that was left in the trash.

The Cape Verdean ambassador to Portugal says that the mother's family was unaware that she lived in such precarious conditions and now they intend to diminish the feeling of rejection that the child may harbor in the future.

The Cape Verdean ambassador to Portugal explained this Friday that the Cape Verdean mother and brothers of the woman suspect of abandoning her child in a recycling bin are trying to secure custody of the child because they believe it is the best solution.

In a clarification requested by the Lusa agency, Eurico Correia Monteiro stated that, ever since the Cape Verdean Embassy learned of the case, "it has shown it's interest in supporting both Sara and her son, on the assumption that normally only in exceptional circumstances of profound despair or severe emotional imbalance would a mother abandon her child in a recycling bin".

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