Left Behind at the Firehouse

A one-year old child is found at the Main Street Fire Station in southwest Houston.

Paramedics heard the child crying while they were conducting some training at Station 21.  The baby boy was found in a car seat with a bag nearby.   After being declared ‘happy and healthy’ by station personnel, he was taken to Texas Children’s Hospital, where Child Protective Services will work with law enforcement to find his parents.  Until then, he will be placed in foster care.

Houston police will decide whether the parents will face charges.

Under the “Texas Safe Haven/Baby Moses Law”, parents who find themselves unable to care for a child under 60-days old can leave them at a hospital, free-standing emergency center, fire station, or EMS facility.  As long as the baby is unharmed, the parents will not be prosecuted for neglect or abandonment. 

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