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Newborn Girl Dropped Off At Fire Station

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Los Angeles firefighters got an unusual Christmas delivery a baby. City fire spokesman Erik Scott tells City News Service that a woman walked into the fire station near downtown's Exposition Park on Christmas Eve and handed over her daughter.

The woman told firefighters that she needed someone else to take care of the six-hour-old child and wanted her placed for adoption. Scott says firefighters named the baby Noel. Mother and daughter were given matching identification bands in case the woman wants to reclaim the child, who was examined at a hospital and then placed with child welfare officials.

The baby will stay with a foster family until a relative accepts her or she is adopted. California's Safe Haven Law allows children to be left at fire stations with no questions asked.
      
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