Baby Moses Law
All Travis County Fire Rescue Stations are designated Safe Baby Sites. The Baby Moses Law is the common name of a law authorizing a designated emergency infant care provider to take possession of a child who appears to be 60 days old or younger if the child is voluntarily delivered to the care provider by the child’s parent and the parent did not express an intent to return for the child. You can find this law in the Texas Family Code, Chapter 262, Subchapter D, "Emergency Possession of Certain Abandoned Children."
One purpose of the law is to encourage parents who wish to surrender their children to do so with a designated emergency infant care provider rather than at a dangerous location. The law also protects parents from criminal prosecution when they deliver a child 60 days old or younger who is unharmed to a designated emergency infant care provider.
Please use the link for a list of TCFR Stations. We can be contacted 24 hours a day, seven days a week at any of the listed locations.