News

Infant Surrendered Safely Under Safe Haven Act

April 27, 2020 -  Officials with the Town of Mount Pleasant Fire Department recently accepted an infant surrendered under Daniel’s Law, The Safe Haven for Abandoned Babies Act. 
The Caucasian baby girl was born on April 24, 2020 and weighed 6 pounds, 8.8 ounces. Under the Safe Haven for Abandoned Babies Act, Charleston County DSS took custody of the child.
A permanency planning hearing is scheduled for May 28, 2020 at 11:00 am, at the Charleston County Courthouse in the Family Court, 100 Broad Street, Charleston, SC 29403. 

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.