A 35-year-old woman has been identified as the mother of a newborn baby girl found abandoned outside her Sydney home.
When found last month on a property in Blacktown, west of the city, the infant was hours old with an umbilical cord still attached.
Last month, a woman identified herself as the mother and was identified by a DNA test.
“Following an extensive investigation, a 35-year-old woman has been identified as the child’s mother,” Blacktown Police Area Deputy Commander Jason Pietruska told AAP on Saturday.
The family who found the baby had moved to the area a week ago and said they heard noises outside before finding it on April 21.
The Daily Telegraph reported that the woman was an acquaintance of a family who lived on the Gila Road property and had recently arrived in Australia on a work visa.
toddler is fine
According to the newspaper, the residents of the house did not know she was pregnant or that she had given birth.
The girl was taken by police to Blacktown Hospital, where she was in good health.
The Department of Community and Justice has since taken over her care, with a spokesperson saying the girl is “happy and healthy” and has foster parents.
Concerns about the mother’s condition were growing and she was urged to go to a hospital or police station as soon as possible before her identity was established.
Blacktown Police Deputy Inspector David McInerney said after the discovery, “We are very concerned about her health.”
“Birth can be very traumatic and we are concerned for her physical and mental safety and health. We are trying to help her.”
“It is very worrying, but she has not had any problems with the police and I would like to stress that.
“We are asking her to come forward and ask for help so we can help her.”
Authorities believe immigration officials feared she would be deported if they learned of her pregnancy or childbirth.
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