While someone heartlessly abandoned this little girl, it's surprising to see more than a thousand people willing to raise her.
A few weeks ago, a video of an abandoned baby had gone viral. Now more than a thousand people all across the world have come forward to adopt "Baby India", reports PEOPLE.
"It’s amazing the number of people who are looking to take on a new life into their families," said Ron Freeman of Forsyth County expressing his delight. Continuing further, he pointed at the contrasting approach of these people and the mother who decided to leave her to die. "And we got somebody who tried to throw one away," he said.
It's a shame that this new mother thought it was ok to throw away a baby and now seeing that at least 1000 people want to adopt this child. Also a crying shame when people who can't have babies want one soo badly this mother just throws one away.— Scott (@Scott377) June 27, 2019
The baby girl was reportedly packed inside a plastic bag and dumped in the isolated length of Daves Creek Road, Forsyth County in Georgia. Whoever threw the baby made sure that no one finds her. This was obvious as there was nothing nearby except one house.
The residents of the family were on a trip at the time. However, they returned a little before 10 p.m. on June 6. As the family started unpacking, their child heard a noise that seemed like a baby crying.
Police in Georgia have released heart-stopping bodycam video showing the rescue of an abandoned newborn baby.— Sky News (@SkyNews) June 25, 2019
The infant - still with its umbilical cord - was alive inside a plastic bag found in woods on 6 June, and has been named India by police https://t.co/StQaiOIhe0 pic.twitter.com/g1S6YuJas5
Deeming the presence of a baby in the vast nothingness to be an impossibility, the child's parents believed it was first an animal. Thankfully their kid didn't abandon their assumptions and constantly wanted to go check it out.
Speaking to a news outlet, Alan Ragetz confessed that if it wasn't for her daughter's constant persistence they wouldn't have discovered the abandoned infant. The only reason he went inside the woods was because of his girl who grabbed the flashlights and was ready to go solo if no one would accompany her.
Little darling, I pray you have wonderful new parents who will cherish every bit of you. Sweetheart.— karen sullivan (@karensu39999249) June 25, 2019
They figured that the sound sourced from a pile of leaves and on clearing that they found a baby. "We went down, pulled it up, there was a poor little baby wrapped in a plastic bag," he said. "She was alive, she was crying, so we figured that was a good sign."
The man who resided nearby, Ragetz, was heard saying in a video, "My kids said, ‘That’s a baby,’ and I said ‘That’s an animal." Ragetz further concluded that the baby looked a few hours old.
My heart is warmed and shattered in the same moment.— mama goose (@theduckie908) June 26, 2019
When will the baby be up for adoption?
However, they did not waste any more time and immediately called the authorities and reported the matter. During a news conference, County Sheriff Ron Freeman said, "Thank God they went out and investigated that, and immediately called 911."
He also added, "It was divine intervention we found this child." When the officials opened the plastic wrap they were surprised to find a tiny little soul nestled inside it.
Baby found alive inside plastic bag in Georgia woods; mother sought #babyindia— NBC 15 News (@mynbc15) June 25, 2019
NOTE: THE FOOTAGE HERE IS GRAPHIC AND VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.
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They also discovered that her umbilical cord was still attached to her belly and her body was covered in blood. A video of their finding was released on the internet and it's heartwarming, to say the least. One of the officers who tore open the bag was heard saying, "Look at that precious thing!" He continued saying, Oh! Look at you sweetheart. Oh, I'm so sorry, I'm sorry."
in a plastic bag like shes unwanted rubbish thank god she was found in time and goes to a family that will forever love her 💔— 🦊 leah 🦊 (@leahcunno) June 25, 2019
Another official was heard talking over the radio informing others of a baby who was "crying" and they were "trying to comfort" her. After this, the officer holding the baby says, "Look how precious you are."
While assessing the baby for any injuries they discovered that she was a girl and the other officer confirmed the same saying, "Yeah, she's a sweetheart." The tiny infant gripped the finger of the police agent who was performing first aid and made direct eye contact with him.
This poor child would almost certainly have suffocated or been attacked by wild animals. I know there must be a good reason for the mother to have done this but why not wrap her up and leave her somewhere safe where she would be found safe and well not abandon her in a wood— Lord Stephen Connor (@sierracharley60) June 26, 2019
After they were sure that the baby did not have any external wounds, they tightly wrapped her in a few blankets and quickly took her to a nearby hospital where they declared she was in good health.
The hospital workers decided to give the anonymous baby a fitting name India, instead of the standard baby name Jane Doe. Freeman too expressed his approval for the temporary name.
Why is everyone assuming the mum abandoned the baby? Could it not have been an abusive partner? Or a parent who didn’t want “the shame of an unwed child mother”?? We don’t know what led to this. I hope all involved are safe and that the baby is doing well.— Emma Owen (@emmalouowen) June 25, 2019
The following day she was healthy and stable, thankfully. The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services will now be representing her for any legal course. The investigators working with the sheriff’s major crimes unit are now trying to look for clues in connection to the mother.
"We want to make sure that we understand how this happened," said Freeman. "We want to make sure that we deal with both the criminal investigation, as well as making sure that both the baby and the family that are related are taken care of from the standpoint that they need to be."