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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Abandoned Baby Surrendered to the Hospital

Stanton, De. - The Delaware State Police responded to the Christiana Hospital Emergency Room in reference to a newborn infant who was surrendered to the hospital staff in regards to the Safe Arms for Babies Act. (DE Title 16 Sec. 907A)

Troopers contacted the hospital staff, who advised that on December 29, 2015, at approximately 9:15 a.m., a female responded to the front lobby of the Christiana Hospital located at 4755 Ogletown Stanton Road, Christiana Medical Center , Newark, and turned over a newborn infant male to the triage staff. The only information provided was that the baby was born on December 29, 2015 at approximately 7:00 a.m. No other information was obtained due to the right for the parent to remain anonymous.

The infant was immediately taken under the hospital's care and provided after birth medical treatment. There were no signs of abuse or neglect to the infant. The infant appeared to be in good health.

The hospital staff advised that the infant will stay in the hospital's care before being turned over to the custody Division of Family Services.

Any questions can be directed to Mr. Joseph Smack, spokesperson for the Division of Family Services 302-893-8930.

Division of Family Services for Safe Arms for Babies 1-800-262-9800

Delaware Division of Health and Social Services


Anonymous said...

I pray the lord looks after the mother. What an awesome gift she gave her baby.

Anonymous said...

Why call the police? Why this law was enacted. Just thank the lord the baby is safe and healthy.

Anonymous said...

I sincerely hope that this puts an end to dumpster babies in Delaware.

Anonymous said...

This baby may have a shot at becoming someone productive.

Anonymous said...

Another baby JESUS! !! And do we need one!!!!!