Baby left at fire­house is healthy, eat­ing

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - STATE NEWS -

Doc­tors say a new­born whose fam­ily sur­ren­dered her at a sub­ur­ban New York fire sta­tion is thriv­ing.

Newsday re­ported that the baby girl was left at a fire sta­tion in Wan­tagh on Thurs­day.

The child was sur­ren­dered un­der a state law that al­lows a par­ent to anony­mously bring an in­fant to a safe haven, in­clud­ing a fire­house or po­lice sta­tion.

Of­fi­cials at Nas­sau Univer­sity Med­i­cal Cen­ter said Fri­day that the baby is a few weeks pre­ma­ture, but is healthy and eat­ing.

They said part of her um­bil­i­cal cord was still at­tached when she ar­rived at the fire­house.

Hospi­tal Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer Dr. Vic­tor Politi said the baby will be placed in fos­ter care when she’s ready to leave the hospi­tal. Then she will be put up for adop­tion.

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