The baby who was dropped off at the Kilgore Fire Station will be released from the hospital and placed in a foster home Monday evening. The Child Protective Services staff has given him a name: Noah Jax Henderson.
About 12:45 a.m. Sunday morning, firefighter Roger Crues heard a knock on the back door of the Kilgore fire station #2. To his complete surprise, a mother handed over about a 9 pound newborn baby boy with the umbilical cord still attached.
"There was a young lady there that presented a baby to us and said 'I would like to turn my baby in.' We were kind of stunned and looked at each other. Never had anything like that happen to me. I've been doing this a long time and never seen anything like that,” Crues said.
“We're not allowed to ask any questions, but we are to check the baby over for obvious signs of abuse. We didn't see anything like that. The baby appeared to be healthy. It was certainly crying. Its lungs sounded good,” he said.
The baby was taken immediately to the hospital. CPS tells us that the baby is healthy with no sign of abuse. This is the first time that this has happened at the Kilgore Fire Department and they are getting a lot of calls from people who want to adopt. The process of moving Baby Noah from a foster to an adoptive family will involve several court hearings that are, by the Safe Haven Law private, to protect him. If you are interested in fostering or adopting, you can contact the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services website: www.dfps.state.tx.us.
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