Mother of abandoned newborn baby comes forward
A woman has come forward claiming she is the mother of a newborn baby girl found abandoned outside a home in Sydney, after a month-long appeal to find the missing mum.
The infant was just hours old with her umbilical cord still attached when she was found at a property at Blacktown, in the city's west, last month.
A woman came forward this week who police believe is likely to be the mother, but DNA tests are yet to confirm the relationship.
The family who found the baby had moved to the area one week earlier and said they heard a noise outside before making the discovery on April 21.
The little girl was taken by police to Blacktown Hospital.
The choice of location was believed to be random and the mother had no connection to the property, a NSW Police spokesperson told AAP at the time.
Fears had grown for the condition of the mother.
"We're really concerned about her health," Acting Inspector David McInerney from Blacktown Police said after the discovery.
"Childbirth can be quite traumatic and we're worried for her safety and wellbeing, both physically and mentally. We're trying to help her.
"It's very concerning, but she's not in any trouble from police. I want to stress that.
"We're appealing to her to come forward, to get some help, and let us help her."
The woman was urged to attend a hospital, call an ambulance or attend a police station as soon as possible.
The Department of Communities and Justice assumed care of the baby girl, who was reportedly in good health when she was taken to Blacktown Hospital.