Abandoned infant brought to Lexington Hopsital


COLUMBIA (WACH) â?? Lexington County Department of Social Services (DSS) officials report than an infant was brought to Lexington Medical Center-Urgent Care on August 20, 2014 and placed under the protection of Save Haven staff.

The child is believed to fall under â??Danielâ??s Lawâ??, the Safe Haven for Abandoned Babies Act.

Baby Boy Doe is a healthy Caucasian male who currently weighs 7 pounds. The baby was reportedly born at home at August 19, 2014. The infant is now in DSS custody.

Under the Safe Haven Act, a permanency planning hearing will be held at the Lexington County Family Court on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 2pm.

Any person wishing to declare parentsâ?? rights of the child must do so at this hearing.