Newborn doing well after being abandoned in South Florida

Published On: Feb 22 2013 09:44:25 AM EST   Updated On: Feb 22 2013 09:58:31 AM EST

A woman picking up her child at a South Florida daycare center found a newborn baby wrapped in a blanket on the ground across from the parking lot.

The woman flagged down a daycare bus driver Thursday afternoon and officials called 911.

Pompano Beach Fire Rescue crews took the baby to Holy Cross Hospital, where he was listed in good condition. Officials say the baby, whose umbilical cord was still attached, is between one and three days old.

Under Florida's safe haven law, parents can drop off a newborn at a fire station or hospital with no questions asked. Leaving a baby anywhere else can result in criminal charges. The baby will then be turned over to a state-licensed adoption agency.


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