Baby abandoned with cereal, diaper bag at Houston fire department; authorities search for parents

Firefighters find crying 1-year-old at Houston fire department


HOUSTON – Authorities are looking for the person who left a baby at a Houston fire station Friday.

Officials said firefighters at Station 21 were  taking part in a district training around 9:30 a.m. when they heard a baby crying. Firefighters found the 1-year-old in a car seat with cereal and a diaper bag, fire officials said.

Firefighters said the baby appeared to be in good health before the child was taken to Texas Children’s Hospital.

Authorities said the child was turned over to Child Protective Services. Per Texas Health and Human Services, the case does not fall under the "Baby Moses Law."

The HHS website says following conditions must be satisfied:

  • Your baby must be 60 days old or younger and unharmed and safe.
  • You may take your baby to any hospital, freestanding emergency medical care facility, fire station, or emergency medical services (EMS) station in Texas.
  • You need to give your baby to an employee who works at one of these safe places and tell this person that you want to leave your baby at a Safe Haven.
  • You may be asked by an employee for family or medical history to make sure that your baby receives the care they need.

Anyone with information about who left the child at the fire station is asked to call police.

Read the original story on Click2Houston.com.


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