Officials search for clues after newborn baby is found alone in the woods

The infant was apparently abandoned in the woods and found by a passerby who heard the cries.
2:19 | 08/18/19

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A child's cries may have saved her life, the newborn abandoned in the woods and found by a passerby. ABC's Marci Gonzalez is here with more on that story. Plus, some potentially life-saving information. Marci, good morning to you. Reporter: Dan, good morning to you. Incredibly, the baby was found just in time and is in stable condition this morning. Abandoned in the woods without so much as a diaper. Had it not been for a man walking past, hearing her cries, officials in Maryland saying this baby girl likely won't be alive this morning. We were very fortunate that man was walking down that sidewalk. Police in silver spring believe she was just a few hours old when she was left all alone on a 90-degree day. We're just happy for the child and feeling badly for the person who felt they needed to do this. Reporter: Investigators now trying to find the newborn's baby. Helping to learn why she didn't bring it to a safe haven. This is a lot where anyone can come to, to live their new child without questions asked. Reporter: Officials using this case and that of baby India, found in abandoned in a plastic bag in Georgia earlier this summer, as a reminder to parents, there's always a better option. This is a safe surrender spot. The laws are in their favor to bring that child in. Reporter: Instead, police say little India was left in the wooded area just hours after she was born. We can hear a baby crying in the woods outside of our house. We weren't sure it was animal. Reporter: She was hospitalized, moved into foster care, now being showered with love. We've gotten hundreds of calls. We have people waiting in line to provide that child with a forever home. Officials in Maryland haven't said what's next for the newborn found there. While anyone who abandons a baby anywhere other than a safe haven can face charge in this case, they want to find the baby's mother because she may need emotional and financial help. The response has been incredible. Let's check in weather now. And go over to rob marciano.on stored by state farm.

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