Baby Jane update: Family who found newborn and wants to adopt girl says DCS slow to call back

Posted at 7:17 PM, Aug 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-19 00:50:34-04

The heartbreaking story of “Baby Jane” has captured the hearts and minds of people from around the country, still five months later and police are no closer to knowing her true identity or who her parents are.

The family who found the newborn, just hours old, in their Mesa front yard says they will gladly adopt her.

Lindsey Pacheco says she’s called the Department of Child Safety four times, but has yet to hear back.

"They only thing I can do is pray for her,” said Pacheco.

Lindsey’s family found the newborn back in March, in their front yard on top of an irrigation box.

DCS scooped her up, and that’s the last time they saw her.

"I mean, it's been five months, there's no excuse as to why they couldn't have called. Five months is a long time,” said Pacheco

The Department of Child Safety claims they have no record of Lindsey calling.

Lindsey says that’s simply not true.

"I can't imagine being abandoned by my own mother. and I just thought, well it happened for a reason, maybe I'm supposed to be there for her,” said Pacheco.

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We asked DCS how Baby Jane is and how long until she’s in a permanent home.

So far, those questions have not been answered.

Police have continued their investigation, revealing a new picture of Baby Jane weeks ago, doing well safe and sound.

Lindsey says late Thursday afternoon she contacted DCS one last time.

She says after ABC15 got involved, her calls were finally returned. Lindsey says DCS could not legally tell her anything about “Baby Jane,” including whether or not she has been adopted.