Newborn Baby Dropped Off at Central Texas Hospital
Someone dropped off a baby boy on Monday night at the Baylor Scott and White Hillcrest Medical Center.
KWTX reports that Texas Child Protective Services is investigating to see if the child meets the Safe Haven law according to agency spokeswoman Lisa Block. Under the existing law, the parent's identity will be kept private. The court system will be the ones who decide if the state gets custody of the child.
The Safe Haven law requires a child be left with a medical professional and must state intent to turn the child over to the state. Or the child may be brought to a hospital, fire-station or child placement agency with a registered nurse on duty. The law itself says all these places must have a paramedic or registered nurse on site, and that they must be willing to accept the child. The child has to be less than 60 days old with no signs of abuse or neglect.