THE BRONX -- An Amber Alert was canceled for a 4-year-old girl with Down syndrome who was taken allegedly by her mother from a Bronx foster care center, authorities said Tuesday.
Mia Olarte's biological mother, Dora Estelle Olarte, 48, has been charged with custodial Interference, act in a manner injurious to a child under 17 and enticement of an individual under 16 by a relative.
Mia Olarte's foster mother said the little girl was found in Queens with the biological mother. Police said the elder Olarte has a history of mental health issues and has been accused of abuse.
New York State Police said the girl is safe, but did not release further details about her condition or how she was found.
The child was taken during an "authorized visit" with Dora Olarte at The New York Foundling in the Bronx, police said. It happened about 5 p.m. Monday.