Coral Springs- At 7:03 p.m. on Thursday January 31st, 2013, a knock at the fire station door revealed quite a surprise.
A female was holding a newborn baby boy, and asked the firefighters inside the station to take custody of it, since she could no longer do so. The firefighters gladly invited the mother and baby inside the station. They checked the baby’s vital signs and he seemed to be in good health. The mother was asked some questions about the child but the emotional consequences of her decision forced her to leave without any further conversation.
The baby was transported to an area hospital, in accordance with medical protocols, for an evaluation.
According to State of Florida law, a parent can drop off a child up to seven days old to any fire station or hospital if left with a staff member. For more information about the Safe Haven for Newborn program, visit www.asafehavenfornewborns.com