Hundreds of people have reached out to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office after their officers were called to the scene of a live baby crying inside of a tied trash bag found in a wooded area on the side of Davos Creek Road. A family in a nearby home heard her cry and called the police.
The officers made public their discovery by posting a video from their body cam online:
The deputies tore open the plastic bag and wrapped her in a blanket to keep her warm. Hospital workers decided to call the girl Baby India.
Baby India has since been “laughing” and “smiling,” and may soon find a forever home, according to Tom Rawlings, the director of Georgia’s Division of Family and Children Services.
“We have people waiting in line to provide that child with a forever home,” Rawlings said in an interview with “Good Morning America”.
“In child protective services we deal with a lot of tragedy, of course, but it’s great to have a miracle,” Rawlings said of her survival. “And this truly is a miracle.”
“I’ve been working child protective services for almost 20 years now, this is one of the most exciting, wonderful miracles I’ve seen in my life,” he added.
Rawlings said their agency received hundreds of calls and social media messages from people interested in adopting India, although he emphasized that there is already a waiting list of about 200 families looking to adopt babies in Georgia alone.
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Rawlings says he hopes India’s story will help “raise awareness of the fact that there are many children out there who need homes” and encourage families to consider fostering or adopting.
“Everybody loves babies, but there are plenty of 6-year-olds and 12-year-olds and 15-year-olds who just need a forever family just as much,” he added.