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Police: Woman who left twins at hospital is their mother

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WELCH (WVVA) - The woman who dropped a pair of infant twins off at Welch Emergency Hospital, claiming they were left on her doorstep, is actually the mother of the children, State Police tell WVVA News.

The babies were initially brought to Welch Emergency on June 26 by a woman who said they had been left at her doorstep in Verner, Mingo County, with a note saying to take them to the hospital.

Trooper McCarty with the Welch detachment of the West Virginia State Police says the woman -- who has other children -- has now admitted to being the mother and said she felt she would be unable to properly take care of the newborns.

The woman faces no criminal charges under West Virginia Safe Haven laws.

The children remain in the custody of DHHR.

View WVVA.com's original report

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