Man claiming to be father of baby left at HFD station comes forward

CPS says a man claiming to be the father of a baby left outside HFD Station 39 has come forward.

August 16, 2013 7:17:58 AM PDT
Child Protective Services says a man claiming to be the father of the baby boy found at a northeast Houston fire station garage has come forward.

CPS says the father claimed he had no idea that the child's mother left their son at Houston Fire Department Station 39 on Pickfair near Kelley Monday. The 10-month-old boy was found wearing only a onesie and crying in a stroller.

On Tuesday, his mother showed up to a custody hearing and told the court she is unable to take care of him and wants to give up custody.

However, CPS says the alleged father wants to keep his son.

CPS says the agency must first perform a DNA test to confirm the man is the baby's biological father and then a background check before they can determine whether he's fit to care for the child.

CPS also says the father and the child's mother still live together, so if he is granted custody, he will have to make other living arrangements.

In the meantime, the child will remain in foster case. If the father or another family member doesn't get custody of the baby, he will then be up for adoption.

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