Infant abandoned in Charleston County, placed in protection at Trident

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The South Carolina Department of Social Services’ Charleston County staff reports that an infant was abandoned Wednesday, December 6.

The baby is a white female weighing 7 pounds and 4 ounces and was 19 ¾ inches in length at birth.

She has been placed under the protection of Safe Haven with medical professionals at Trident Medical Center.

Upon the information and belief of the agency, the child falls under the jurisdiction for "Daniel's Law," the Safe Haven for Abandoned Babies Act.

Under the Safe Haven Act, a permanency planning hearing will be held at 11 a.m. on February 1, 2018, at the Charleston County Family Court

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

For more information on "Daniel's Law", visit this website.

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