Hours-Old Baby Abandoned in Maryland Woods Found by Passerby, Hospitalized in Stable Condition

SILVER SPRING, Md. (ABC7) A Maryland newborn’s cries may have saved her life after she was abandoned in the woods, only to be found just in time by a passerby on Friday evening.

A man heard the child crying as he walked down the sidewalk in Silver Spring, a northern suburb of Washington, according to local police. Investigators believe the child was just hours old when she was left all alone about 10 feet into the woods on a nearly 90-degree day without so much as a diaper.

Had it not been for the man who found the baby, officials said the girl likely would not be alive Saturday morning. …

Safe haven laws, which vary by state, allow parents to leave a newborn at a fire station, hospital or other designated location with no questions asked.

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