Desperate plea for help

Desperate plea for help

A short hand written note on the notice board in the Quay Coop Restaurant in Cork reads:

Woman 39 and six week old baby boy who is in foster care at the moment needs a family with great experience with babies to foster the two of us as we need to be together.
Or do you know anybody that can help, please call me on …

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 21mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/60s


  1. Reply
    richard August 18, 2008

    quay Co-Op?

  2. Reply
    richard August 18, 2008

    Sorry, I didn’t see the header above the comment. Good guess though. Sounds tough but it would be an interesting adventure….39 sounds old for a child to be taken into foster care. The social network normally catches you before that age…or you never make it to that age…..we all hang by a thread.

  3. Reply
    Phil August 18, 2008

    sad story behind this note…

  4. Reply
    TigerTom August 19, 2008

    Beautiful photo, sad story. The woman wants someone to look after her AND the baby. Where is the father? An example of the dark side of so-called ‘sexual liberation’?

  5. Reply
    Justin August 20, 2008

    Man, that’s tragic 🙁

  6. Reply
    Big 40wt Svetlyak August 22, 2008

    Wow! What a good color! Is this postprocessing rusults?

  7. Reply
    Mike August 20, 2013

    Somehow all the sadder for being scrawled on the back of half an envelope

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