Baby surrendered at Amarillo fire station under Safe Haven law


The Amarillo Fire Department confirmed that a 6 to 8 week baby was surrendered Wednesday at Amarillo Fire Station 13 under the Safe Haven law.

Officials confirmed the person also turned over hospital and shot records belonging to the child. The Amarillo Police Department and other authorities were notified immediately. 

The child was taken in by Amarillo Medical Services for a checkup and is doing fine.

"The Amarillo Fire Department would like to remind our public that fire stations are indeed safe havens for infant drop-offs. This is exactly what the 'Safe Haven' or 'Baby Moses Law' was intended for. 

"While we would always prefer that children would be able to stay with their parents, we also know that there are heartbreaking alternatives that we wish to avoid. 

"We are here to help, not judge. We hope this beautiful baby ends up in a wonderful home with loving parents" the AFD said in a statement.

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