HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- A newborn boy left abandoned outside a Huntington home is in good health, police said.
Detective Ted Backus told media outlets the baby is in a hospital intensive care unit.
Backus said a woman opened her door Saturday to find the baby wrapped in a towel with a note asking to provide a good home. He said it appears the baby had been born the same day.
The detective said the infant is in the ICU because its birth information and family history aren't known.
Backus said a search is on for the baby's mother, although no charges are planned.
"We want to make sure her health is fine," Backus said. "She had a birth that occurred, if not at home, then not at a hospital, which can lead to some medical issues."
He also said he wanted to make sure she wasn't forced into abandoning the child.
The Department of Health and Human Resources said the baby eventually will be placed with a relative, if one can be identified, or in an approved foster or adoptive home.