Mom drops 2 kids off at fire station, says she 'doesn't want them anymore'
Authorities are searching for the relatives of two young children whose mother left them at a Houston fire station, claiming she doesn't want them anymore.
The 14-month-old and 3-year-old boys were unharmed when their mother dropped them off at the Houston Fire Department. The mother had gotten into a fight near the station with the father of one of the boys. The man told her that he didn't want the children anymore.
The mother then took the two boys, complete with a stroller and baby bag, to the fire station and told the firefighters that she was too overwhelmed to continue taking care of them. The boys were distressed throughout the entire encounter. Houston Fire Department's Kenyatta Parker said:
"The firefighters tried to make the experience as comfortable as possible. It was a traumatic experience most definitely. You take any child out of a mother's arms or grasp and they're going to lose it. That's what they did. So in true firefighter form, we found some teddy bears in the fire station to make it as easy as possible considering the situation."
After the mother left, firefighters called police and CPS. Officers found the mother and brought her back to the fire station. She is now being questioned by CPS workers as they try to locate relatives that the boys can stay with.
While Texas does have a Safe Haven or Baby Moses Law, the law only allows parents to leave babies 60 days or younger at any fire station, hospital or EMS station without facing legal repercussions. As neither of the two boys fit the legal criteria, it is unclear whether or not the mother will face criminal charges.
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