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Abandoned baby left on doorstep in Maryland

Abandoned baby found on doorstep in Maryland. (Photo: Annapolis Police Department)

Officials with the Annapolis Police Department are trying to identify an abandoned baby left on a doorstep in the 2000 block of Forest Drive.

According to APD, officers responded to the report of an infant found shortly before 7 a.m. Friday. Police say the Hispanic baby appears to be in good health and has been transported to a local hospital for care.

Police say they are concerned about the health and welfare of the child’s mother and are asking that she come forward to receive medical care.

Police ask that anyone with information about the mother, or about her whereabouts, are urged to contact police at (410) 260-3439.

In the state of Maryland, no person ever has to abandon a newborn baby, police say. Police say that under the Safe Haven law, a “distressed parents who is unable or unwilling to care for their infant can safely give up custody of the baby with no questions asked. Newborns can be left at hospitals or law enforcement stations.”

For more information on Safe Haven laws, please visit: http://dhr.maryland.gov/safe-haven/.

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