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Infant Surrendered Safely

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Marilyn M. Matheus

Marilyn.matheus@dss.sc.gov

803-898-7858

 

Infant Surrendered Safely

Under Safe Haven Act

 

 

December 10, 2019 - Medical professionals with the Anderson Area Women’s and Children’s Hospital recently accepted an infant surrendered under Daniel’s Law, The Safe Haven for Abandoned Babies Act. 

 

The bi-racial baby boy was born on November 26, 2019 and weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces, and measured 19.75 inches in length. Under the Safe Haven for Abandoned Babies Act, Anderson County DSS took custody of the child.

 

A permanency planning hearing is scheduled for January 9, 2020 at 11:00 am, at the Anderson County Courthouse, 100 S. Main Street, Anderson, SC 29624.

 

 

 

 

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. Visit https://dss.sc.gov/prevention/safe-haven-for-babies/ for more information about the Safe Haven Act, or Daniel’s Law. For a listing of crisis pregnancy organizations see the brochure https://dss.sc.gov/media/1855/dss-brochure-2493-oct-18.pdf.

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