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Newborn Baby Abandoned by Mother After Being Handed to Guest Outside Disney Hotel

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  • The guest told officers she was outside the Animal Kingdom Lodge on Sunday morning when a woman approached her around 2 a.m.
  • Deputies from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office found the woman and determined that she was the child’s mother.

A guest staying at a hotel near Walt Disney World says she was handed a newborn child this weekend by a woman who was later identified by police as the baby’s mother.

The guest told officers she was outside the Animal Kingdom Lodge on Sunday morning when a woman approached her around 2 a.m., according to NBC affiliate WESH-TV.

Fire rescue crews took the child to a nearby hospital, where the baby is reportedly in good health.

Orange County Sheriff's spokesman Jeff Williamson said in an email that investigators located the woman on Sunday evening and took her to a facility for treatment and evaluation.

The Florida Department of Children and Families was notified.

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