A teenage mother has been charged with stealing her own child.

The 19-year-old is facing one count of child stealing after she allegedly took the eight-month-old boy from a medical appointment at Holland Park in Brisbane’s south last Thursday morning, 9 news reports.

Police issued a child abduction amber alert for the baby on Friday amid concerns he may be at risk, however the pair were found safe and well that evening.

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The woman was charged on Saturday afternoon.

No details of the allegations were read out in court, where the matter was adjourned for mention on June 5.

Bail was continued.

People are questioning the need for an amber alert over something so trivial?

“What a waste of funds. She is his mother and has custody, how is that stealing.”

“Its her own child!! How is it stealing. For her to do this shows me how much she loves and wants to be in baby’s life..”

“How dare she take her own baby and take good care of it.”

“If it’s your own child don’t think it’s stealing lol.”

While other comments point out that the mother obviously did NOT have custody.

” Obviously this women didn’t have custody of the child and took him without permission there forth she stole the child.”

“Its stealing if she does not have custody doesn’t matter if she is the biological parent same as when a parent takes their kid to another country if they don’t have permission or court orders you can be in serious trouble.”

“Not stealing unless she didn’t have visitation either however she had him at appointment so could of been access visit poor lady feel sorry for her.”

“The father must have had papers lodged with the court.”

People are disgusted considering the recent news that a Cairns mother who killed her seven children and a niece has been deemed “Unfit” and will not face trial for the murders.  Read more on that here.

While we obviously do not have the full story nor understand the full situation – Do you think the family law in Australia needs some serious changes? Surely the major key for all parents is SUPPORT!

Share your comments below.

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  • they never tell you the full story, do they. i know that it is a sensitive issue though


  • I have no doubt that there is more to this incident than whats has been reported. Is it possible that the child was under protective child services care? Curious to learn what the medical appointment was about. Follow up on this report Mouth of Mums. I don’t believe for a moment Police charged the mother on a whim. Its never in the public interest to willy nilly charge Child Stealing. The journalists titled this for media sales nothing more…shame on you


  • I think there should have been more details available before this article was released.


  • Think that there is more to this than what was here.


  • I agree with the other comments that we are not given the wholes story


  • Like the other mums say I feel I can’t judge as I don’t have all the info…and even then !!


  • This does seem very strange – I don’t want to judge as we’re obviously missing a lot f information.


  • Sounds like there is a lot more to this story than what we’re hearing about.


  • I would like more information as to why she can’t she is not allowed to be with her own child.


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