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Baby Moses Law Allows Mothers to Leave Infant at "Safe Place"

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GRAYSON COUNTY--Authorities say there are safe places set up for mothers who feel they can't take care of their baby.

The Baby Moses Law allows  a parent to leave an un-harmed infant up to 60 days old at any hospital or fire station with no questions asked. No paperwork needs to be filled out.

Safe place signs indicate where babies can be dropped off.

"Leave the child there with someone and no questions will be asked," Sherman Police Sgt. Bruce Dawsey said. "I mean they'll offer you assistance or something. They're not going to harass you about it, but it's a safe place where you can leave them."

The baby must be left with an adult. He or she  cannot be dropped off unattended.

Jen French, KTEN News