Newborn baby found lying in plastic bag in wooded area – now officials are looking for her mom

A search is on for the mother of a newborn baby who was discovered in a wooded area with only a plastic bag for protection from the elements.

Fox News reports that authorities are now actively trying to identify the little girl’s mother. The baby was found at 10 p.m. on Thursday in the city of Cumming, situated around 40 miles to the northeast of Atlanta.

Ron Freeman, Forsyth County Sheriff, informed reporters that the girl, temporarily named “India”, had been taken to a nearby hospital and was found to be in good health.

As per Fox, Freeman said: “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.”

The sheriff also confirmed that the child is either white or Hispanic, and was at full-term when she was born. It’s thought only a few hours had likely passed before she was discovered.

As for locating India’s mother, as yet there have been no significant updates. Freeman used his speech to emphasize Georgia’s Safe Haven Law, which permits moms to surrender newborns with few obstacles.

He explained: “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.

“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.”

As investigators continue to pursue leads as to the baby’s parents, they’re imploring people who may have information come forward. Anyone who might know something is urged to contact Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office at 770-781-3087. Alternatively, they can contact the anonymous tip line at 770-888-7308.

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