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Newborn Found Abandoned on Porch, Police Search for Mother

Michigan's Safe Delivery of Newborns law allows parents to leave newborns they aren't prepared to care for with employees inside hospitals and police and fire stations within 72 hours of birth.

Police in Port Huron are seeking the mother of a newborn found abandoned on a porch Sunday morning. (Patch file photo)
Police in Port Huron are seeking the mother of a newborn found abandoned on a porch Sunday morning. (Patch file photo)

A baby abandoned on the porch of a Port Huron house is hospitalized and doing well as police search for information about the newborn’s mother.

A neighbor in the 1200 block of 11th Street discovered the infant around 4:30 a.m. Sunday, The Times Herald reports. The woman’s dog alerted her to the infant,  a boy, who had been wrapped in a towel and placed in a lawn chair.

The baby will remain at the Port Huron Hospital for several days and then be released to Children’s Protective Services.

Michigan’s Safe Delivery of Newborns law allows parents who aren’t prepared to care for their infants to leave them  72 hours after birth with employees inside a hospital, police station or fire station without penalty.

A neighborhood canvass seeking information about recently pregnant women yielded no information. Port Huron police Sgt. Dave Seghi said authorities’ primary concern is “first and foremost, OK.”

Anyone who knows anything about the baby is asked to call (810) 987-6688.
Chris Ann Roncone-Voudoukis May 27, 2014 at 11:21 AM
The reasons they need to find the mother are many. Finding the mother is important for the health of the child, physical and emotional. The boy will need to have health history information from his mother, and if possible his father. It wouldn't hurt to have information available to him at an appropriate age as well regarding who his family is and where they are. As an adoptee myself I know how important this is. They don't need it to punish or shame the woman only for health information.
joe smoe May 27, 2014 at 11:43 AM
At least she did not throw the newborn in a body of water, like they do in China, or over a fence as one girl did in Canada, where it died. And because of their socialistic views on such things, she was not prosecuted. Something about abortions- late term abortions and partial birth abortions, being legal there. No harm, no foul. Oh yeah, kind of like here in the U.S.A. Under the libs agenda, we are right on page with China's one child policy, and forced abortions will be the norm. Liar obama, in 2013, passed the "Botched Abortion Law" that shields abortionists from prosecution when a "glob of tissue" come out of it's mother's womb and is breathing and fighting for it's life. It is then placed in a darkened room for the many minutes, hours, or days it takes it to draw it's last breath. What a wonderful world we live in. Google "late term abortion. Google "partial birth abortion". lf you have the guts. And socialist obama was "greatly upset" last month when there was that "botched" execution of the guy who shot the 18 year old girl and buried her alive. Seems murderers have more rights than do innocent unborn BABIES. obama is a classless person. A God-less person. Too bad he is not a powerless person. He is dangerous. And his blind and ignorant followers bow to him. Scarey. Welcome to a new day. Hell on earth.
joe smoe May 27, 2014 at 02:52 PM
trying to bury your head in the sand? it as about a baby being born alive and left to be found alive. to have a chance to live. l like to try to educated people to the horrible truths about being pro-choice and what it means for the defenseless victims it targets.
Andrea May 27, 2014 at 08:43 PM
Who can we contact?
Lee Jacobsen May 27, 2014 at 10:23 PM
Leave the mother alone. She did the right thing, knew she had no mothering skills, didn't like kids, wanted 'it' gone. Let someone that loves children take over , and, while it would be helpful to have some past medical history, with today's technolgy, it is not needed. She may have been gang-raped, and have no idea who the father is. The important thing is that the baby is born, and is now safe. Let the govt raise the child.......or a couple that wants to adopt a baby. With this baby, that will be an incredible couple, as you don't know if she was a crackhead, smoked, etc and what future health and mental problems this baby will inherit. It costs hundreds of thousands of dollars to raise a child, not to mention the countless hours of committment and dedication. That is why surrogate birth mothers are so popular with childless couples who want a baby, the end result is known...

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