Baby found in plastic bag goes home to foster family

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by Rekha Muddaraj / KHOU 11 News

KMOV.com

Posted on February 26, 2013 at 1:15 PM

A baby who was found last week in a plastic Wal-Mart bag is ready to go home.

Baby “Chloe” was found outside a Cypress, Texas apartment complex Tuesday night after a woman’s dog picked up on a scent.

“She was very healthy… didn't have a fever,” said Estella Olguin with CPS. “Fortunately, she did not suffer from being exposed to the elements that evening.”

Chloe spent the last week at Texas Children's Hospital where doctors say she was likely found just hours after she was abandoned.

Now CPS is looking for the girl's mother or father. Officials say the parents don’t have to claim her -- they just want more information.

“Our role is that this baby can be placed with relatives,” said Olguin. “And 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.”

As CPS continues to search for her biological family, Chloe will be cared for in a foster home.

The name Chloe was given to her by the hospital staff at Texas Children’s. It is not her legal name and will not appear on her birth certificate.

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