DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Information in a note left with an infant who was abandoned outside a Dallas hospital has led investigators to the baby boy’s parents.
The little boy was discovered close to the Emergency Room at Children’s Medical Center on Saturday. CPS investigators tell KRLD that they are now reaching out to the family to see if someone wants to care for the child.
The Baby Moses law does allow for babies to be dropped off at hospitals and fire stations in the state of Texas; however, the safe haven law does require the baby to be under 60 days old. State law also stipulates that the mother notify someone at the safe haven site that she is giving up her baby.
In this case, CPS officials say that child appears to be older than two months old, and may be as old as three and a half months. Too, they say that the person who dropped off the baby did not notify anyone. He was found in a stroller in the parking lot.
A hearing is expected to take place in the next two weeks. For now, the baby is in foster care.
Texas was the first state to adopt a safe haven law for infants in 1999. A total of 49 states now enacted a form of safe haven legislation.
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