A woman found a newborn baby boy abandoned on the side of a highway inside of a car seat stuffed with cash.
According to Goodmorning America, “the woman, Alexis Harrison, said she and her church group spotted the four-week-old baby on Saturday afternoon while they were returning from an amusement park in Oklahoma City”.
The group, members of the Abba’s House of Worship Centre in Ada, Oklahoma, located about 90 minutes southeast of Oklahoma City, said it immediately called 911.
“I think that church van was in the right place at the right time because they were the first ones who got the baby,” Harrison told ABC affiliate, KOCO, on Tuesday. “It’s just surreal.” Read also: Zuma must fall, South-Africans protest
She said the baby appeared to be sleeping when the group spotted his car seat sitting about 10 feet away from a busy stretch of Interstate 40 in Oklahoma. He appeared to be well cared for, officials with the Department of Human Services said.
“I said, ‘Please tell me that’s not what we think it is,’” Harrison said. “You see this in movies. This isn’t real life. “Inside the car seat in which the baby was found were also birth certificate, a Social Security card and about $5,500 in cash stuffed”.
Police have located the baby’s mother through relatives and took her to a hospital for evaluation. investigation is still on.
Emergency workers estimated the child had been left in the 91-degree heat about 30 minutes.
Police Sgt. Gary Knight told local reporters “We don’t know why she did what she did. But people do the strangest things sometimes, I don’t recall seeing a case like this where a baby was just left on the shoulder Read also: China to shut down North-Korea’s companies of the highway. This could have had a very tragic ending. It will be up to the Oklahoma County district attorney to decide if charges will be filed against the child’s mother”.
The Department of Human Services said it has received phone calls and emails from people across the country, asking if they could adopt the baby boy.
“We’ve received calls today and emails from people in Oklahoma and all over the country who want to adopt this baby,” Sheree Powell, a representative of the Department of Human Services in Oklahoma, told KOCO on Tuesday.
She added that, “We’re hoping to direct families today on how to find information about becoming a foster parent, “Hopefully, people’s passion will continue and they will follow through with that.” Read also: 3 students feared dead, 4 injured as cement truck loses control in Lokoja
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