PORT ST. LUCIE (CBS4) – The call to the St. Lucie County Fire District came as a surprise. The caller said something had been left outside the door of a Port. St. Lucie fire station, and what they found was a newborn baby, inside a bag, left with a note allegedly from the baby’s mother.
The call came in as firefighter Stephen Beane arrived at work Thursday morning.
Beane found the baby girl, wrapped in towels and plastic bags, at the entrance of the fire station. Along with the baby was a note. “Please find her a good home. I’m sorry. Thank You. It was signed “Birth Mom” The note also gave the time of birth as 7:15 a.m. Thursday.
The baby was taken to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in Fort Pierce where Beane said she appeared to be in “pretty good health.”
The Department of Families and Children says the infant will be turned over to the Children’s Home Society for adoption.
Under the state’s Safe Haven Law, parents can leave newborns at a hospital, fire station or emergency medical facility within seven days of birth without penalty.