NORTH VERNON -- Police are searching for the mother of a newborn child found wrapped in blankets at a North Vernon church Thursday night.
The child was found abandoned at Christ's Way Christian Church at 2425 N. State Road 3 in North Vernon.
Indiana's Safe Haven Law allows a parent, family member, friend, minister, priest or social worker to give up custody of a baby less than 30 days old to a hospital emergency room, fire station or police station in Indiana.
As long as there are no signs of intentional abuse on the baby, no information is required of the person leaving the baby.
Anyone with information about the child is asked to call the North Vernon Police Department at 812-346-1466. More information about Indiana's Safe Haven Law can be found here.