Notice of Abandonment - Spartanburg

Sept. 11, 2018 - Officials with the Spartanburg County Department of Social Services report that an infant was recently placed with a local fire department under the Safe Haven for Abandoned Babies Act, or Daniel’s Law.

Baby boy Josiah is a Caucasian male child who, at 9 days old, was taken to the North Spartanburg Fire Department at 8767 Asheville Highway, Spartanburg, S.C., on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, at approximately 7:13 p.m. A note was attached to the child stating that his name is Josiah, but there was no last name.

Under the Safe Haven Act, a permanency planning hearing will be on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, at 2 p.m. at the Spartanburg County Courthouse, 180 Magnolia St., Spartanburg, S.C. 29306. Any person wishing to assert parental rights in regard to the infant must do so at this hearing.

As part of its reform efforts, SCDSS entered into a Final Settlement Agreement regarding the Michelle H., federal class action lawsuit and has committed to short-term, intermediate, and long-term systemic improvements for children in foster care.

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