Maryland

Newborn Found on Doorstep of Annapolis Home

Police say they are concerned about the health of the infant's mother

A baby who apparently was just hours old was found Friday morning on the doorstep of a home in Annapolis, Maryland, and police are seeking his mother.

The Hispanic infant was found outside a house on the 2000 block of Forest Drive, the Annapolis Police Department said. Police responded to the home near Annapolis Towne Centre about 6:40 a.m.

The baby boy appeared to be in good health and was taken to a hospital for care.

Police say they are concerned about the health of his mother.

"She may need medical attention or be a victim of a crime," police said in a statement.

Police shared photos of two items of clothing found with the baby: a small, purple Mudd brand women's shirt, and a black, hooded Adidas brand hooded jacket with red stripes on the sleeves.

Annapolis Police Department
Annapolis Police Department

Anyone with information on the identity of the mother or her whereabouts is asked to call police at 410-260-3439. Please do not share any personal information on the police department's social media accounts, police asked.

In Maryland, no one ever has to abandon a newborn. A Safe Haven law allows a parent who is unable or unwilling to care for an infant to drop him or her at a police station or hospital -- no questions asked.

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