Boy abandoned at Newberry hospital after birth

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NEWBERRY Co., S.C. (WSPA) — State officials say an infant was abandoned at Newberry County Memorial Hospital after his birth last week.

The baby boy was born Nov. 25, 2016.

The child falls under the jurisdiction for “Daniel’s Law,” the Safe Haven for Abandoned Babies Act, according to the S.C. Department of Social Services.

Baby Doe is an African American boy who weighed 7 pounds and 7.1 ounces and was 19 inches long at birth. He’s now in DSS custody.

A permanency planning hearing will be held at the Newberry County Family Court at 1309 College St. in Newberry at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 25, 2017.

Any person who wants to assert parental rights regarding the infant must do so at this hearing.

For more information on Daniel’s Law, visit https://dss.sc.gov/prevention/safe-haven-for-babies/.

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