Newborn child dropped off at Palmetto Health Richland

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - An infant has been dropped off at Palmetto Health Richland under "Daniel's Law," according to the Department of Social Services.

The safe haven law allows parents to drop off unwanted newborns without penalty at certain locations.

The 6-pound baby was left June 10. He is currently in DSS custody.

A hearing will be held at the Richland County Family Court at 2:00p.m. on August 2. Anyone wishing to claim parental rights must do so at the hearing.

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