Authorities say a woman left her “hours old” baby at a South Florida fire station.
The baby was reportedly left at Fire Station 38 in Davie on Thursday morning. Under the state’s Safe Haven law, parents are allowed to leave newborns at a fire station or a hospital emergency room with no questions asked.
A Safe Haven for Newborns has saved its 287th baby today that was brought to a firefighter at Davie Fire Station 38. Contact Battalion Chief Moran for media inquiries (954) 995-4996. pic.twitter.com/vDj3SIRQwL— Davie Fire Rescue (@DavieFireRescue) September 13, 2018
Police were not called when the mother left the child, who authorities say was wrapped in a towel.
Battalion Chief Daniel Moran says “moms in crisis should know it’s completely anonymous and in the best interests of the child” to bring babies to authorities if they can’t take care of them.
Moran says the baby was about 6 pounds and “in good condition.”
She will be put up for adoption.