Mom Accused of Abandoning Girls Turns Herself In

Girls, ages 2 and 3, were left on a crowded street in Canarsie on Sunday, police said.

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    A Brooklyn mother who police say left her two young children on a street corner early Sunday morning, turned herself into police. News4's Ida Siegal reports. (Published Monday, Jan 30, 2012)

    The mother accused of abandoning two young girls on a Brooklyn street corner Sunday afternoon has turned herself in to police.

    Dalisha Adams, 26, is expected to be charged with two counts of child endangerment.

    It's not clear if she has a lawyer.

    Adams is accused of leaving behind two daughters, ages 2 and 3, on the corner of Shore Parkway and East 102nd Street on Sunday at about 2:45 p.m.

    Police said the girls had no identification on them when they were found. They were bundled up for the weather and were clutching several clean diapers when a passerby noticed them and called police.

    The older girl told police their mother dropped them off at the corner, then drove away.

    Police said the girls were confused when officers responded. They couldn't tell officers their mother's full name or where they lived.

    Police took the girls around the neighborhood to see if anyone recognized them.

    "One of them had a little baby doll," said neighbor Allen Ward, describing the 5-year-old as talkative and smart.

    "She was saying she lived in a blue house," she said. "But there's no blue house around here."

    The color may have been a reference to the blue awnings on the apartment building on Glenwood Road where the family lived. No one answered the door at the building Monday afternoon.

    The girls were taken to Brookdale University Hospital to be evaluated.

    The city is aware of past issues with domestic violence in the family, sources said.

    Adams turned herself in to police Sunday night.