Broward News

Newborn Appears at Coral Springs Fire Station, Umbilical Cord and Placenta Still Attached

A newborn girl was left at a Coral Springs fire station last night, umbilical cord and placenta included in the set.

Firefighters say they heard the cries outside their fire station at 45th Street and Rock Island Road, whereupon they discovered the little girl.

"She was wrapped in some T-shirts," Coral Springs Fire Department spokesman Mike Moser told the Miami Herald. "The child still had the umbilical cord and some of the placenta attached."

Firefighters took the girl to a nearby hospital, where she checked out in good condition.

The girl was given to a Safe Haven for Newborns, a nonprofit organization that helps find adoptive parents for kids abandoned under Florida's Safe Haven law.

Under that law, mothers can drop off their unwanted newborns at hospitals and fire stations up to seven days after their birth.

The girl is the 159th newborn recovered in Florida under the Safe Haven law, according to a Safe Haven for Newborns.

The Herald says this is the second time in around three years that someone's dropped off a newborn at a Coral Springs firehouse.

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