Mother Wanted for Abandoning Toddler in Meth House

Police are seeking the mother of a 2-year-old girl they say was abandoned in a drug den. Deputies in South Carolina are on the hunt for 24-year-old Amanda Leigh Vosburg, who they say brought her toddler to a house where methamphetamine was located, and left her there. They say that Vosburg left her daughter with an occupant at the house and said she would return in four or five hours -- but she never did.

The caregiver eventually asked some of Vosburg's relatives to take the child, but -- shockingly -- they refused! The caregiver then brought the child to the department of social services.

Meanwhile, two people who were inside the home when the child was there were arrested, one for meth possession, and authorities say that meth was in the home.

Additionally, police say that Vosburg had already tried to abandon her daughter at least once -- allegedly telling a person she didn't know on Facebook that "she could have her child."

Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell gave this depressing statement:

This is a heartbreaking story and a far too common scene about a child that was shuffled around, abandoned, and neglected because her mother simply doesn't care. Narcotics not only affect the user but also all family members. This child deserves better and this office will prosecute all those involved in her mistreatment.

This poor little girl didn't ask to be brought into this world, yet she was -- and apparently the very people who should want her and want to protect her and care for her couldn't be bothered. Tragic.

Hopefully this is a chance for the girl to find a home that will care for her. While it's devastating and life-altering to be abandoned by your mother (and other relatives, it seems), it can sometimes be worse to not be. This sounds like one of those times.

Vosburg is wanted for neglect of a child.


Image via Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office


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Books... BooksandWine

My cousin has been trying to adopt for over a year. It's just sad when people who truly want a child cannot get one due to red tape, and useless pieces of crap like this are abandoning their babies.

nonmember avatar Brian'sMom

I agree. There are so many people that want children and cannot have them. And then theres these scumbags who just pop them out. Its so horrible. I cannot even imagine abandoning my child not knowing if they are alive hurt scared cold or hungry it breaks my heart just thinking about it.

Kelly Walters

Actually, I'd say that is one lucky child.  The woman could have easily killed her.  Abandonment seems like a better option.

Lando... Landon2012

I agree with the other posts there are so many people that would love yo have children then you have pieces of crap like this that can keep popping babies out and not loving and caring fir them like a real mother is supposed to do.

Em Chappell-Root

Kelly Walters has it right, and that's why we needed extended Safe Haven laws, not limited to just infants. If she'd aborted and her child had never been born, she'd be a monster. She apparently thought she could handle it, or didn't want to adopt her daughter out at first, and then changed her mind. But the system isn't set up for that. I for one am glad she abandoned this little girl with someone who tried to get her back with family then took her to Social Services rather than killing her and leaving her body in a shallow grave. Hopefully she will refuse any reunification plans if found, even if they offer her a reduced sentence on the abandonment charges, and will sign away rights so this child can be adopted into a good and loving home. 

gogoh... gogohas2babies

The fact that this mother left her child in a meth house tells me she is a heartless women. A drug addict with selfish written all over her. I hope her daughter gets a life full of love and security

Mommy... MommyofMonster

there's too muc of this shit in the world.  Then people who would make great parents end up being unable to conceive and adoption is a nightmare of red tape and money.

rockc... rockchickmom

How sad. Poor child. hope she is too young to remember her mother did this. I wish adoption was much easier. I can only have one child and he is now one yr old. I would adopt if it was full of bullshit red tape. Children remember being abandon early years 3-4 yrs old. I would give anything to have another child. Took me 20 yrs I am first time mom at 41.

IHear... IHeartCake

I'd love to hear what her relatives have to say.

Sounds like she just doesn't want to change her life and realizes she's unable to care for her child.

At least the person she left her daughter with did the right thing.

It sounds like this woman, realizing she couldn't care for her daughter, wouldn't have been able to give her to any stable loving relatives, and if that's the case, at least she abandoned her with someone who, although clearly also a meth user, got her into reponsible hands.

There are so many stories of addicts harming their children or abandoning them on the street.  At least this child is okay.  Let's be thankful for that.

nonmember avatar amy

wish i could have her i love her protect her she would have the world with us mabe oneday

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