Fire officials tell Eyewitness News the baby was initially dropped off at a church near Tidwell.
According to HFD District Chief Steve Dunbar, HFD Station 63 on Will Clayton Parkway got a knock on the door around 4:40 a.m. A man had the baby in his arms.
He told firefighters he was from the church and then handed them the boy.
The umbilical cord was still attached to the baby. He was transported to Northeast Memorial Hermann Hospital. The baby appears to be full term.
NEWBORN: A baby boy, just hours old, was dropped off at fire station 63 this morning. A man said the baby was dropped off at his church, so he brought it to the fire station. High Five to these heroes who comforted the baby. https://t.co/MHu9RsEVHV pic.twitter.com/atszQV2iEy— Foti Kallergis (@FotiABC13) September 5, 2018
The man who dropped him off did not leave an ID or his name.
Houston police are now trying to find the baby's parents.
Around 4:48 am this morning a baby boy was dropped off at one of our fire stations. Firefighters from Station 63 say the baby was a newborn and was brought in by a male from a nearby church. HPD took custody of the baby. He was taken to Northeast Memorial for evaluation.— Houston Fire Dept (@HoustonFire) September 5, 2018
Because the baby was dropped off at a church, this case does not fall under the Safe Haven Law and police are now investigating to determine who the child's parents are.
The law allows parents to take their baby to any hospital, fire station or EMS station in Texas.
Explaining the Safe Haven Law in Texas
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