The mother of a baby girl found at Elanora on her own this afternoon has been located.
Police are determining the circumstances of the incident.
The one-year-old girl was found around 3.30 today severely dehydrated and eating leaves outside a Gold Coast church.
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Members of the public who found the baby in Applecross Way at Elanora made an urgent triple-zero call to emergency services and paramedics took the girl, who also has a cut above her eye, to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a serious but stable condition.