The Chicago Police Department and the state agency said over the weekend that the hospital never alerted them after determining in late April that the bloodied Clarisa Figueroa was not the mother. The infant is in intensive care and listed in grave condition after he was cut from his mother's womb in an attack on her last month.
But this little one is giving it all he's got.
Police said they did not learn until May 7 of the connection between Figueroa and the Ochoa-Lopez when one of the teen's friends told detectives about communications between the two on Facebook. Around the time the photo was taken, the baby opened his eyes. "They're such a loving and humble family and it's just so wrong what happened to them", she also told the network.
Figueroa plotted for months to acquire a newborn before she and her daughter strangled Ms Ochoa-Lopez and cut her baby from her womb.
Yovani Lopez is the widower of Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, a 19-year-old who was strangled on April 23 after going to a house in Chicago to pick up free baby clothes. Her body was found in the garbage can in the backyard of the home.
Garcia says the country has united in support of the family. Police arrested and charged three people in the killing.
State agencies said that Chicago's Christ Medical Center didn't alert IL officials about Clarisa Figueroa, the suspect in the slaying of a pregnant teen when she went to the hospital with a newborn despite showing no signs that she had given birth.
The Cook County Sheriff's Office has asked the state Department of Child and Family Services to answer the question.
A GoFundMe account has been set up the family - access it here. "Every bit helps. God bless".