Baby found abandoned on back porch of apartment

ORLAND, FL (WESH) A newborn baby boy was found Friday after being abandoned on the back porch of a Florida apartment.

A man returning home from work heard a whimpering cry and found a baby wrapped in a blanket on his back porch.

He called the police and the infant was taken to a hospital where he is in stable condition.

Authorities say the baby was just hours old.

“Obviously this is this child’s birthday today. And it’s quite a way to come into this world, but we’re grateful the child was found and is healthy and is going to be okay. We believe it’s a Hispanic male,” Jane Watrel, Orange County Sheriff’s Spokeswoman, says.

Now deputies are searching for the child’s parents.

Florida has a Safe Haven law, which allows parents to leave a child at fire station or hospital with no questions asked. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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