The woman who abandoned twin babies at a Birmingham hospital car park has been assured she will not be arrested or face prosecution, police said yesterday.
The tiny newborns, named Holly and Joseph by midwives, were left shivering in a box wrapped in a sleeping bag dumped at Heartlands Hospital's main car park in Bordesley Green.
Both babies, who weigh 4lb 5oz and 6lb 13oz respectively, were discovered after a member of the public drew it to the attention of a hospital security guard at about 9.30am on Tuesday.
They are still in incubators and hooked up to drips at Heartlands, but midwives reported that Joseph has started feeding and Holly was making "steady progress" and will be assessed later today.
Det Insp David Wallbank, who is based at Stechford police, urged the woman to come forward adding his main concern was for her health and well being.
He said: "I know you care about the twins as you left them at a hospital where they could be looked after, so we are releasing a photo of them both today.
" They are beautiful babies and they're doing really well, however we're also concerned about you and your health."
He added: "These babies need their mother, but if she does not come forward we've got forensic means of obtaining a DNA profile of the mother, so we will be able to look at other ways of tracing mother.
"The mother may not want to be reunited with them and her wishes will be honoured."
Police have already trawled hours of CCTV footage from cameras covering the hospital car park, but have not yet found any images of the twins being dumped.
It is now believed the mother may have been assisted by a friend or relative, and that Holly and Joseph were abandoned between 6am and 9.28am.
Birmingham and Black Country Strategic Health Authority is liaising with SHA's across the Midlands to cross match records of any mothers who were due to have twins this week.
Last night Penny Barber, chief executive of Brook in Birmingham, has also urge for the woman to contact her if she does not wish to speak to police or staff at Heartlands.
She said: "We don't usually offer maternity services, but this is an emergency.
"All our doctors are also GPs and would be very happy to see this woman for initial medical treatment, if she hasn't already sought this. This would be on a completely confidential basis."
The mother, or anyone who knows her, can contact Stechford police on 0845 113 5000, Heartlands Hospital maternity unit on 0121 424 3514 or the Brook Clinic on 0121 643 5341 or 0121 248 2500