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ABORTION IS LEGAL, but This Beautiful Baby was Dumped in a Walmart bag

Posted by on Feb. 26, 2013 at 5:47 PM
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The beautiful baby dumped in a Walmart bag: Adorable pictures of tiny Chloe as cops search for mother who abandoned her

  • Chloe was found dumped in the street by a dog walker last week
  • Doctors believe she was just a few hours old
  • She is now in foster care and a judge will decide her future next week
  • Authorities are looking for her parents so they can find out medical history

A baby who was found dumped in the street in a Walmart plastic bag last week has now been released from hospital, as authorities continue to search for her family.

The newborn, named Chloe by hospital staff in Houston, Texas, is now a week old and even has her first tooth - which she showed off to photographers as she smiled for cameras on Monday.

She was found outside an apartment complex on Tuesday last week after a woman's dog picked up on a scent and led her to a bag, where she made the startling discovery.

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Bundle of joy: Baby Chloe smiles a week after she was found dumped in a plastic bag in Houston

Bundle of joy: Baby Chloe smiles a week after she was found dumped in a plastic bag in Houston

Paramedics took the young girl, who still had about three inches of umbilical court attacked to her stomach, to Texas Children's Hospital, where she was listed as in good condition.

'She was very healthy… didn't have a fever,' Estella Olguin with the Child Protective Services told KHOU. 'Fortunately, she did not suffer from being exposed to the elements that evening.'

 

Doctors believe the young girl was dumped just hours after she was born. They also think she was born slightly premature at 35 weeks gestation.

CPS is now looking for the girl's mother or father; Olguin said they do not have to claim the baby but that a discussion with them would be useful to identify Chloe's family's medical history.

Abandoned: Child Protective Services is now looking for her parents so they know her medical history

Abandoned: Child Protective Services is now looking for her parents so they know her medical history

 

Content: The newborn has been placed in foster care and a judge will decide her future next week

Content: The newborn has been placed in foster care and a judge will decide her future next week

'So the person who is adopting this baby can have some more genetic family medical background on the baby to be able to raise her with more knowledge or information about her,' Olguin said.

Chloe will be cared for in a foster home as CPS continues the search. A hearing will be held on her behalf on March 4, and a judge will decide her fate, the Houston Chronicle reported.

Her early tooth is a genetic trait and could be a clue to tracking down the family, doctors said.

Sgt Gordon Trott, of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, said an unnamed woman walking her pet at around 7pm came across a Walmart bag left near the fence surrounding the Stonegate Villas Apartments in the 11000 block of Grant Road in the Cypress section of Houston

Rough start: A newborn baby girl, seen in the circle inside the ambulance, was discovered alive inside a plastic bag left outside a housing complex in Houston

Rough start: A newborn baby girl, seen in the circle inside the ambulance, was discovered alive inside a plastic bag left outside a housing complex in Houston

According to Trott, the woman's dog picked up a scent and led her to the bag. At first, the pet owner thought that someone had dumped a dead animal, but when she opened the parcel, she was surprised to find a little girl inside.

According to officials, the child was naked, but her body temperature was normal, suggesting that she had not been outside for a long time.

Her umbilical cord had not been clamped, but someone made sure to clean her up after birth.

Officials with the Harris County Sheriff's Office Crimes Against Children Unit said they have few leads since there are no surveillance cameras in the area where the newborn was abandoned.

'If it had not of been for the resident that came out to walk her dogs, that child may have laid there all night, possibly would've died,' said Trott.



Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2284856

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Homeschoolmom99
by Bronze Member on Feb. 26, 2013 at 5:50 PM
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Poor baby! With the baby Anthony laws IDK how they could do that! She has milk teeth saying that cause someone will ask about her tooth.

Glad she is safe and sound

HaveFaith1215
by on Feb. 26, 2013 at 5:54 PM

What is milk teeth?

That's the first thing that I thought of... what week old baby already has teeth?? 

Quoting Homeschoolmom99:

Poor baby! With the baby Anthony laws IDK how they could do that! She has milk teeth saying that cause someone will ask about her tooth.

Glad she is safe and sound


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Zazayam
by on Feb. 26, 2013 at 5:58 PM
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Wow what a shame. There are so many places you can take a baby with no questions asked, I can't even imagine what was going through this woman's mind. I'm very glad this story has a happy ending it could've been so much worse, and I do hope the woman who had her is ok. I can't quite call her the baby's mother, but something really extreme must have been going on in her life for this choice to seem like the right one..

Homeschoolmom99
by Bronze Member on Feb. 26, 2013 at 6:03 PM

A baby born with teeth

Quoting HaveFaith1215:

What is milk teeth?

That's the first thing that I thought of... what week old baby already has teeth?? 

Quoting Homeschoolmom99:

Poor baby! With the baby Anthony laws IDK how they could do that! She has milk teeth saying that cause someone will ask about her tooth.

Glad she is safe and sound



Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Feb. 26, 2013 at 6:06 PM
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Well sooner or later some woman is going to need medical care. Unless she somehow managed to ensure all birth crap was cleared out her uterus.

Anyone who dumps a baby instead of dropping it off somewhere needs charged with attempted murder. Imo
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Feb. 26, 2013 at 6:07 PM
Probably a stupid teenager or a dumb college student.




Quoting Zazayam:

Wow what a shame. There are so many places you can take a baby with no questions asked, I can't even imagine what was going through this woman's mind. I'm very glad this story has a happy ending it could've been so much worse, and I do hope the woman who had her is ok. I can't quite call her the baby's mother, but something really extreme must have been going on in her life for this choice to seem like the right one..


Zazayam
by on Feb. 26, 2013 at 6:16 PM

Maybe. I like to hope not, having once been that stupid teenager. I can honestly say dumping the baby somewhere like that never once crossed my mind.

Quoting Anonymous:

Probably a stupid teenager or a dumb college student.




Quoting Zazayam:

Wow what a shame. There are so many places you can take a baby with no questions asked, I can't even imagine what was going through this woman's mind. I'm very glad this story has a happy ending it could've been so much worse, and I do hope the woman who had her is ok. I can't quite call her the baby's mother, but something really extreme must have been going on in her life for this choice to seem like the right one..



kitty8199
by Nicole on Feb. 26, 2013 at 6:20 PM
It probably was a teen too scared to tell her parents.
So glad they found her when they did
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dgarcia90
by on Feb. 26, 2013 at 10:17 PM
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Im glad that baby is ok i know some of you may not be religious but god was protecting that beautiful child and we all know its never the childrens fault its the adults or so call adults that make stupid choises and dont know when to use protection. I just hope her future turns out for the best.

sunflower3129
by Member on Feb. 27, 2013 at 8:34 AM
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What a beautiful baby girl!! Thank heavens she's okay. I hope she gets adopted soon.


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