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Miracle baby has new home

The hours-old infant girl rescued from certain death in a trash dumpster by several alert skateboarders has a new home in time for the Christmas holiday, said a spokesperson from the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS).
“The baby was released from the hospital last week and has been placed with a foster family,” said Nicole Navas, of ACS, said of the infant, who was named Christina Noel by Elmhurst Hospital Center’s staff in tribute to the season, when-miracles are to be expected.
Hospital officials said the miracle baby was in stable condition at the time of her release on Thursday, December 20,
However, this Christmas story might have had a different end had she not been plucked from a dumpster filled with garbage by an aptly named guardian angel, 16-year-old Gabriel Mercedes, after another friend, Luigi Cordero, heard the baby’s cries about 8 p.m. on a frigid Monday, December 17.
The quick-thinking boys, along with brothers Christopher and Brian Moncada, were on their way home when they found little Christina Noel. After discovering the baby, which they at first thought was a doll, Christopher and Gabriel winged their way to the 110th Precinct in East Elmhurst to summon police, while Luigi and Brian waited for emergency responders.
So far, no one has come forward to claim the baby.
Police are now searching for Christina’s mother and anyone else involved in her abandonment. The New York State’s “Safe Haven” law permits mothers and guardians to leave a newborn at a hospital, police station, fire house or other “safe location” up until five days after birth, with no questions asked.

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