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Abandoned Girl Now Safe Thanks to Facebook

According to ABC News, a young girl who was abandoned on a doorstep in South Carolina has been identified and is in safe hands thanks in a large part to social media.

Roy Campbell answered his doorbell to find a small child in a stroller with a note attached to her diaper reading "Call DFAC" (which is the Division of Family and Child Services). Campbell immediately turned the child over to authorities, who turned to Facebook to help find the girl’s identity.

Public information officer for Anderson County, Chad McBride, said sharing the girl's picture on the Sheriff's Office Facebook page helped lead to the discovery of the toddler's identify and the arrest of her parents. The story featuring Zoe Brown's picture was shared more than two million times.

The girl was finally identified as 4-year-old Zoe Brown, of Marietta, Georgia. She is currently safe in foster care. Zoe’s parents — Alonzo Brown and Tongela Denise McBride — have been arrested and charged with child neglect.

Zoe is waiting to hear if a family member might be able to provide a safer environment for her than her parents apparently can. In the meantime, authorities say they’ve had a large number of people coming forward to say they would be happy to adopt the child.

Source: ABC News

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04.10.2013 / 01:00 AM EDT by Teddie McCormick
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