Atlanta Woman Finds Hours-Old Baby on Front Porch, Mother Charged

The baby was taken to the hospital and was said to be "in good health and had no signs of injury," police said

An Atlanta woman faces charges of cruelty to children for allegedly leaving her hours-old baby girl on a stranger's front porch, police said, as reported by NBC News.

The newborn was found crying and wrapped in a white blanket outside a home at around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to authorities.

Atlanta police identified the baby's mother Wednesday afternoon as Doretha Burkes.

Burkes, 22, contacted the Atlanta Police Department to ask how the baby was doing after it was found and told officers that she was homeless and could not care for the child, police said in a statement.

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