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Newborn baby girl safely surrendered under Daniel's Law

WLOS Asheville/Greenville logo WLOS Asheville/Greenville 7/12/2022 Kristy Kepley-Steward
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South Carolina officials say a newborn baby was surrendered to a Spartanburg County hospital last week under the state’s Safe Haven for Babies Act, or Daniel’s Law.

Officials say the baby was born on Thursday, July 7, 2022, and surrendered that day at Greer Memorial Hospital.

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The Department of Social Services said the baby is a white baby girl 7 pounds, 9.7 ounces and 20 inches long.

Under the Safe Haven for Abandoned Babies Act, Spartanburg County DSS took custody of the child, and the infant has been placed in a licensed foster home.

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A permanency planning hearing will be held on Monday, Aug. 29 at the Spartanburg County Courthouse.

SC Safe Haven for Abandoned Babies Act provides a safe, legal option to surrender an infant up to 60 days old. For more information about the Safe Haven Act, known as Daniel’s Law in South Carolina, please click HERE.

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