Baby abandoned at post office to stay in CPS custody

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People claiming to be the baby's mom and dad appeared in court for an emergency hearing (KTRK)

A two-month-old baby boy found abandoned at a southwest Houston post office will remain in protective custody for now, while authorities sort out his situation.

Jaronda Jackson, 29, didn't want to show her face as she arrived at court, keeping a blanket over her head. The baby she claims is her son was found abandoned Wednesday at a post office. Two-month-old Glen Williams was left with only a bottle, blanket and diaper.

Baby Glen is now at Texas Children's Hospital being evaluated. Thursday, a judge ruled he will stay in protective services for now.

Glen Williams, Sr., says he's the baby's father. He wants custody of the baby and he agreed to DNA testing.

"I'm going to do whatever it takes for my family and me to take the baby home," Williams said. "Her family, they don't want him."

Jackson's family says she has three other children. She is unemployed and they all live with her grandmother.

Jackson could now face criminal charges for dropping off the baby at the post office, which - unlike hospitals or fire stations - is not considered a safe haven.

Jackson's cousin Latarshia Carter tried to explain, "You know how they say leave it at the fire department? Maybe she still thought that was a safe place. At least he wasn't beat up or hurt."

Police are still investigating who may have dropped the baby off at the post office. The next custody hearing has been scheduled for November 6.

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