Police officials in Georgia are still in search for the mother of a newborn girl who was found in a plastic bag last week in a wooded area.
The baby’s cries were heard in a wooded area in Cumming, located 40 miles off Atlanta.
The first responders who reached on scene immediately gave first aid and took the baby to the hospital. “India”, the name given to the child by the hospital authorities, was found to be in a good health condition. Currently, the newborn is in the custody of Georgia Divison of Family and Children’s Services.
“It is without doubt a divine intervention this child was found. Had it not been for those observant folks who are our citizens who called 911, we would be having a much different conversation today,” said Forsyth County Sheriff Ron Freeman to reporters on Friday. Freeman identified the baby to be either hispanic or white.
The sheriff also emphasized Georgia’s Safe Haven Law, which he said allows parents to surrender their newborns safely. “Georgia Safe Haven Law allows a mother up to 30 days after the birth of an infant to drop that infant off at a hospital, a fire station, a police station, a sheriff’s station,” he said. “As long as they turn it over to a person, a live human being, they cannot be charged with abandonment, cruelty to children. It is a way to make sure that a child like this is safely cared for.”
Authorities are also seeking help from the public for information regarding woman in the late stages of pregnancy who may have given birth to the baby.