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Infant Surrendered Safely Under Safe Haven Act

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

 

 Infant Surrendered Safely Under Safe Haven Act

April 15, 2021 – Officials with Laurens County Sheriff’s Office recently accepted an infant surrendered under Daniel’s Law, The Safe Haven for Abandoned Babies Act on Friday, April 9, 2021.

The Caucasian baby boy was born on April 9, 2021 and weighed 8 pounds, 15 ounces and was safely surrendered at the Prisma Health Laurens County Hospital. Under the Safe Haven for Abandoned Babies Act, Laurens County DSS took custody of the child.

A permanency planning hearing will be held virtually on June 17, 2021 at 2.00 p.m. For more information on the hearing, please contact the Laurens County DSS office at 864-833-0100.

 

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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 babies up to 60 days old. For more information about the Safe Haven Act, commonly known as Daniel’s Law, please click here. 

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