Woman comes forward to claim abandoned baby "Mai"

Updated 5.40pm: A WOMAN claiming to be the mother of an abandoned baby girl has come forward to police in Sydney's west.

Baby "Mai", as carers have named her, was found stranded on the front door step of an Auburn home on Monday night.

She was dressed warmly and wrapped in a light green blanket.

A car could be heard speeding away and a bag and baby formula had been left by her side.

Following a person plea from NSW Community Services Minister Pru Goward and widespread media attention, a woman contacted police late Tuesday.

A spokesperson for NSW Police said the woman was being interviewed by police and the circumstances surrounding the incident were yet to be determined.

Earlier, Ms Goward told reporters in Sydney that Mai was about 12 months old and while in good health, appeared to be distressed.

Baby left on doorstep still in police custody

AN ABANDONED baby remains in the care of police in Sydney's west where officers are trying to understand what could have driven a parent to leave their child stranded on a stranger's doorstep.

Members of an Auburn family were preparing for bed on Monday night when the sound of their doorbell and a car speeding away, led to a shocking discovery.

As a man opened the door he was greeted by a baby girl dressed warmly, wrapped in a light green blanket and aged no more than 12 months old.

A bag and a bottle of baby formula had been left by her side.

The family cared for the baby, who appeared in good health, until police arrived.

By Tuesday afternoon, officers had still been unable to find the baby's family.

Her picture was released in the hope someone would come forward.

At the time she was abandoned, the baby girl, who is of Asian appearance, was dressed in a black and white long sleeve top with a white sleeveless jumper, grey shorts and grey and black striped socks.

Anyone with information can phone Flemington Police on (02) 9646 8699, or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


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