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Infant Surrendered Safely Under Safe Haven Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Danielle Jones
803-898-7248
Danielle.Jones@dss.sc.gov

 

 Infant Surrendered Safely Under Safe Haven Act

October 22, 2020 – Officials with the Orangeburg Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg recently accepted an infant surrendered under Daniel’s Law, The Safe Haven for Abandoned Babies Act. 

 

The infant, an African American baby boy, was born on October 20, 2020 and weighed 4 pounds, 11 ounces. Under the Safe Haven for Abandoned Babies Act, Orangeburg County DSS took custody of the child.

 

A permanency planning hearing will be scheduled in the near future at the Orangeburg County Court House 1406 Amelia St Ste 3, Orangeburg, SC 29115.


Editor’s note: A safe abandonment such as this is a perfect time to remind the public that the SC Safe Haven for Abandoned Babies Act provides a safe, legal option to abandonment. For more information about the Safe Haven Act, or Daniel’s Law, please click here.  For a listing of crisis pregnancy organizations see the brochure.


Do you have a complaint regarding services being provided to a child by a state agency? Please submit your complaint by phone (1-800-206-1957) or an electronic submission form here with the South Carolina Department of Children's Advocacy.