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Father Abandoned Toddler With Car Seat, Bag of Clothes in Southeast DC, Authorities Say

The little boy has been united with his mother, who had frantically searched for him

The father of a 2-year-old boy abandoned him at a church in Southeast D.C. Tuesday evening after deciding he didn't want to take care of the child, according to D.C.'s Child and Family Services Agency.

The little boy was left with a car seat and a bag of clothes about 7 p.m. at the Resurrection Baptist Church in the 3500 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE.

Child and Family Services said the little boy's mother had left him in the care of his father, who lives near the church. The father then decided he didn't want to take care of the child and left him at the church, Child and Family Services said. He told somebody at the church the name of the boy's mother and then left.

Someone at the church called police, who then called Child and Family Services.

His mother had been frantically searching for her toddler. They were reunited at the agency late Tuesday night.

So far, no charges have been filed.

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