Baby Found in a Plastic Bag in the Woods Spurs Hundreds of Adoption Offers

A Georgia newborn who defied the odds of survival after being abandoned in a plastic bag in the woods is winning over the hearts of prospective parents, hundreds of whom have offered to adopt her, the head of a state adoption agency said Friday.

Tom C. Rawlings, the director of Georgia’s Division of Family and Children Services, said there had been more than 700 adoption inquiries since deputies with the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office found the infant on June 6. That is in addition to 200 families who were already on an adoption waiting list maintained by the state, he said.

“I even had somebody message me on LinkedIn,” Mr. Rawlings said. “This is an amazing outpouring of love. She’s a precious, beautiful, little child.”

The baby’s dramatic rescue, which was captured on…

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