Abandoned Infant Protection
All Georgetown Fire Stations serve as Safe Havens under the Texas Family Code (Chapter 262, Subch. B, Sec. 262.301), which offers a protected legal alternative to unsafe infant abandonment.
There are many new parents who feel they cannot take care of their child and that there is nowhere to turn. The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Baby Moses (or Safe Haven) Law allows parents to relinquish their unharmed infants to staff in safe havens while remaining anonymous and avoiding civil or criminal liability.
An unharmed newborn up to 60 days old may be handed off to a staff member at any hospital, fire station, or emergency medical services (EMS) station in Texas. NO QUESTIONS ASKED and NO FEAR OF PROSECUTION.
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