Newborn Baby Boy With Umbilical Cord Attached Found Abandoned on Apartment's Back Porch

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Police are searching for the parents of a newborn baby boy they say was found abandoned on a Florida porch.

The infant was found with his umbilical cord still attached by a 35-year-old man coming home from work who heard a crying noise coming from his porch at the Buena Vista Point Apartments at about 8:40 a.m. Monday, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said.

The baby had been placed on a wicker love seat and was wearing a diaper, a child-size small black t-shirt with a red Nike logo and was wrapped in a brown fitted sheet, authorities said. He was just hours old, hospital officials determined.

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The man brought the baby inside and his roommate called 911.

The child was taken to Winnie Palmer Hospital in good health and was placed in the care of a Florida Department of Children Families foster home, officials said.

Deputies released photos on Monday of the baby, saying: “Please look at these pictures. We are hoping to find this sweet child's parent or parents… There is concern for the well-being of the child’s mother since she has yet to receive proper medical treatment, and may suffer from complications relating to child birth.”

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A Safe Haven law is in place in Florida, allowing a parent or parents to leave a child at a fire station or a hospital with no questions asked. The baby boy was found less than a mile from a firehouse.

Anyone with information is asked to call 407-254-7000, extension 70588. There should be no fear of facing a criminal offense, deputies said.

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