One-Hour-Old Newborn Dumped In Bag Outside Firehouse — How Sad!

Wed, April 27, 2011 3:15pm EDT by 5 Comments

Swaddled in towels, the baby was left with this heartbreaking note thought to be from the pleading mother!

A firefighter found a newborn girl on a bench outside his Florida fire station after a woman called to say that a child was abandoned on a bench outside the fire station.

Stephen Beane, who discovered the baby in a bag and wrapped in towels, thinks that the call came from the mother, who probably also left a note with the child that reads “‘Please find her a good home. I’m sorry, thank you. Birth Mom. Born April 21, 2011 7:15am.”

Stephen took the call when he started his day for the St. Lucie County Fire District, the Palm Beach Post reports. “Lady’s voice on there said that she was concerned about a bag that was in front of the building. I asked her who she was and she said, ‘I just happened to be driving by and saw a bag there and I was concerned about it.'”

Firefighters snipped the girl’s umbilical cord and they called police and paramedics. The baby was examined a a local hospital and miraculously was found be just fine!

She awaits adoptive parents. Under Florida’s law, moms or dads of a newborn up to seven days old can leave the child at a hospital, fire rescue station or emergency medical services facility without facing charges.

We hope this baby girl finds a wonderful home after getting a rough start in life.