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Local adoption agency working to prevent another Baby Brooks

When word got out about a baby found in a Dalhart dumpster over a month ago, shock was just one of the emotions many felt.

Assistant director for Special Delivery Infant Adoption Agency, Beth Mowry says her heart went out for the decision that was made to put Baby Brooks in a dumpster.

"This mom who made a desperate decision obviously is not in a place where she could be able to parent. She was probably scared," said Mowry.

And even though this was a terrible situation, Special Delivery saw a silver lining.

"It caused our staff to think about how we could better educate the community about adoption services and how it is a positive impact on the community," said Mowry.

The also say they are getting more phone calls from young mothers looking into placing their infant up for adoption.

"I don't know if it's coincidental, but we have seen a slight increase," said Mowry.

And they're also seeing more prospective parents stepping up-ready to adopt.

"We have couples that are stable and could provide for children," said Mowry.

Mowry also want to remind people of the Baby Moses Law that lets you leave an infant with an employee at a safe place-any hospital, fire station or EMS station.

She also says people should not be afraid of adoption because it can help prevent another Baby Brooks.

Baby Brooks will continue to stay in temporary foster care until a judge places him in a permanent home.

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