Children of unknown parentage are denied their rights by law, denied their dignity by society [Archives:2008/1181/Reportage]

August 14 2008

By: Najla Hussein
For the Yemen Times

It was not until last year that Ahmed realized, after 25 years, that he is of unknown parentage. This fact shocked Ahmed, erasing all of his past comforts and putting him at the beginning of unknown future in addition to his unknown past. He decided to disappear, leaving behind nothing, not even a small note, to indicate his destination.

“Twenty five years ago, a man and his wife were awakened by the screaming of a child in front of their house gate. The child was carefully wrapped by a clean white piece of cloth that covered his body. He seemed to have been born a few hours earlier and taken deliberately to that house because that family is rich,” said Saeed