LAKE MARY, Fla. (AP) -- Firefighters were finishing up lunch when a woman rang the doorbell and asked to leave her baby under the state's safe-haven program.
Lake Mary Battalion chief Toby Palmer says the woman was "nervous" when she handed the child over Tuesday afternoon. Firefighters asked basic questions about the baby, including whether the infant had any medical issues, and accepted the baby.
The baby was taken to a hospital for evaluation.
The safe-haven program allows parents to bring babies up to seven days old to fire stations and other facilities while remaining anonymous. No detailed questions are asked of the parent. Under the program, babies are taken to pre-screened adoptive families.