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Newborn baby left on Atlanta doorstep

She was only five hours old at the time, police said.

A newborn baby girl was left on the doorstep of an Atlanta home overnight. 

Officials said the baby was only five hours old. Homeowners found the baby on their doorstep around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday after they heard a baby crying. 

The baby was taken to Grady Hospital and is doing well, according to Atlanta police. 

Officials are still working to find information regarding the newborn's mother. 

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The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) wants the public to be aware of Georgia's Safe Haven Law.

In the Peach State, mothers are allowed to leave their infants at a police station, fire department, or hospital within 30 days of the child's birth without facing criminal charges. The infant must be given to a worker at one of those locations, and the mother is allowed to remain anonymous.

DFCS said at any time, Georgia has 300 to 400 children available for adoption.

Click this link for more information about the Safe Haven law.

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