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Police: Juvenile identified as abandoned newborn’s mother

August 3, 2019

UPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a juvenile female has been identified as the mother of an hours-old newborn found abandoned on the porch of a home in a Philadelphia suburb.

Upper Darby police say the mother “was offered help and charges are pending.”

The baby girl was wrapped in a blanket when she was discovered on Tuesday afternoon, when temperatures were in the mid-90s. After police tweeted a photo of the baby and asked for help locating the parents, they reported being swamped with calls from people asking how to adopt the child.

Police said under Pennsylvania law, a child may be left in the care of a hospital or police officer without criminal liability, as long as the child is no older than 28 days and is unharmed.

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