Tuesday, September 3, 2019 12:14 PM EST
By The Associated Press, AP
ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities say a baby was abandoned on the doorstep of an Atlanta home overnight.
Atlanta police told WSB-TV that the baby girl was 5 hours old or younger when she was left on a doorstep around 1 a.m. Tuesday
Police said she was taken to a hospital in good condition.
A person inside the home in northwest Atlanta said they heard the baby crying, opened the door and immediately called police.
Police are searching for the mother.
Georgia has a Safe Haven law allowing parents to surrender a baby without facing criminal charges at a hospital, police station or fire station. However, the Atlanta-Journal Constitution reports that experts say many of those most needing to understand the Safe Haven law may not even know it exists.
Information from: WSB-TV, http://www.wsbtv.com/index.html