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Baby abandoned with money, birth certificate, phone

A woman said she 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. ”
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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 . They are still investigating , it was reported .

Emergency workers estimated the child had been left in the 91 -degree heat about 30 minutes ..

“ We don ’ t know why she did what she did , ” Police Sgt. Gary Knight told local reporters on Tuesday. “ 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 of the highway . This could have had a very tragic ending . ”.

He said 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.

“ We ’ re hoping to direct families today on how to find information about becoming a foster parent , ” she added. “ Hopefully, people ’ s passion will continue and they will follow through with that. ”

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