On the one hand, this story is heart breaking because the parents are so ignorant and it’s the child who is paying. On the other hand, it’s heart warming because this woman has a child she might not otherwise have been able to have.
A child in India was abandoned by its parents after they discovered that her blood donor was a transgender woman.
Rekha (not her real name) saved the anaemic baby’s life with a blood transfusion, but later found the baby outside her house with a handwritten note attached.
The parents had deserted the child as they were worried she would become “one of them” – meaning a trans person – because a trans woman’s blood was running through her veins.
So Rekha decided to adopt and raise the baby herself.