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DHS caring for infant that was dropped off at Cañon City fire station

Canon City Fire Department
Posted at 11:31 AM, Jul 09, 2019

CAÑON CITY — The Cañon City Police Department tells News5 they have found the parents of a baby boy who was dropped off at a Cañon City fire station. Police said the father is 18-years-old and the mother is 17-years-old.

Police said the father dropped off the child around 8:36 a.m. and a responding officer brought the child to the hospital, where he or she is in good health. The infant is now in the care of the Department of Human Services in Fremont County.

Under the Colorado Safe Haven Law, parents are allowed to surrender newborns younger than three days or younger anonymously at a fire station or a hospital.

The Colorado Safe Haven Laws were enacted in the year 2000. The law permits parents to anonymously surrender their newborn at a hospital or fire station.

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