A newborn girl found cut and bruised on the hot asphalt of the Pennsylvania Turnpike is getting a new family.
A Pittsburgh-area couple who had already gone through pre-adoption screening will take the baby home from the hospital when she is ready, welfare officials said.They will act as foster parents for now. If the biological parents are not located, a judge can grant permanent custody.
On Monday afternoon, a turnpike maintenance worker found the naked, crying baby along the turnpike about 10 miles north of Pittsburgh. She was only hours old, and her umbilical cord was still attached. Police believe the baby was tossed from a moving vehicle and rolled onto the shoulder.