Baby Dropped Off at Grand Rapids Fire Station

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) -- Authorities say a baby has been placed in the care of the state after being dropped off at a Grand Rapids fire station.
The Grand Rapids Press reports the child dropped off Wednesday night appears to be older than 72 hours but less than a year old. Under Michigan law, a parent may surrender a newborn up to 72 hours of age to authorities without risk of prosecution.
Grand Rapids Fire Department Battalion Chief Peg Felix says someone brought the child into the station and then left. She did not know who dropped off the baby.
Police were called and the child was taken to an area hospital as a precaution.


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  • by Jen Location: Williamston on Apr 22, 2011 at 07:22 AM
    Anonymous, this actually is news as it's always good to let women know that there are other options besides killing your own baby or leaving it to die because you're desperate and don't know what else to do. I find it quite humorous that you found this "non-news" but yet important enough for you to put your plug-nickel's worth on the comments board. Penny, I whole-heartedly agree with you; I'm very glad that this was the decision that was made rather than some of the horrific alternatives.
  • by penny Location: lansing on Apr 21, 2011 at 10:05 AM
    thank you to the mother for doing this, its better than reading about another case of a child being abused.im sure she is heartbroken about doing this but she made a right choice. a special thank you to her.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 21, 2011 at 07:19 AM
    This should not even be news!
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