The mother of a nine month old baby has been charged with kidnapping.
The baby had been placed in the custody of social services because the baby’s doctors recommended he have surgery and the mother wanted to exhaust all possible natural remedies for his problems before resorting to surgery.
The baby’s condition was not imminently life-threatening and the mother reportedly feared that the operation would be lethal.
In a last-ditch effort to avoid the procedure, the mother sneaked the baby out of the hospital.
The boy was recovered and returned to the hospital in good condition.
Read more in this Seattle Post-Intelligencer article.