The next hearing will be on March 25 and CPS will present prospective adoptive parents to the judge. Many callers asked about adoption after Chloe's story was told in media reports.
Chloe was found on Feb. 19 near a Cypress apartment in the 11000 block of Grant by a woman walking her dog. Officials said they believe Chloe was a few hours old. She was taken to Texas Children's Hospital for treatment and then given to a foster family to wait for a court decision.
CPS officials said they hope relatives will come forward so that she can be placed with them or that an adoptive family will have an idea of her background and family medical history. CPS is required to first consider a relative as a custodian if appropriate family members are willing and able to raise the child.
Chloe is living with a dual foster and adoptive family, who will be eligible for adoption if interested in permanently taking care of her.
Her relatives' rights have not yet been terminated, but in such cases when the parents are unknown that process is expedited, Olguin said.
"We are still making an effort to locate the parents," she said. "It would be good to have that kind of information, but we aren't going to continue to let that slow the case."
I can't imagine either. She is so cute. She was on Inside Edition and there was footage of her wee little self smiling at just a few days old. I am not one to think smiling comes from gas cause babies can feel joy and contentement. Her foster parents must be surrounding her with love.