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Abandoned baby Maria is thriving but there's still no sign of her mum

Abandoned baby Maria is thriving but there's still no sign of her mum

AN abandoned baby who was discovered in a plastic bag is now “thriving” but there’s still no sign of her mum.

Little baby Maria was discovered in an industrial estate in Rathcoole, Co Dublin, on the 8th of May.

She was covered in a blanket and wrapped in a Marks & Spencer’s plastic bag when she was spotted on the lonely country road.

The infant is now being looked after by foster parents while gardai continue their efforts to track down her mum.

A source told the Irish Independent:

"We have still not located baby Maria's mother and we would appeal again for her mother or father or anyone else who may know anything to contact the gardaí," a garda source said.

"She has nothing to fear - we are concerned for her well-being and understand that she may still be traumatised and afraid.

"We are conscious that she may require medical and psychological support - any help she needs will be provided," the source added.

Doctors believe the infant was between 24 and 36 hours old when she was found.

Maria will have to remain in foster care until she is 18 because under law only a biological parent can sign the adoption papers.