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Child Identified By Woman After Being Abandoned At Fire Station


THERE IS A SHOOTING. Reporter: POLICE ARE URGING PEOPLE TO STAY OUT OF THE AREA. THIS IS IN SAN BRUNO. WE WILL STAY ON TOP OF THIS BREAKING NEWS, AND BRING YOU MORE UPDATES AS SOON AS WE GET THEM. TONIGHT A NEW DEVELOPMENT IN A BIZARRE CASE, A TODDLER ABANDONED IN A WALMART PARKING LOT, THEN TAKEN TO A FIRE STATION BY COMPLETE STRANGER. HOURS LATER, A WOMAN CAME FORWARD CLAIMING TO BE HER MOTHER. THANKS FOR JOINING US. JAZMIN, HIS LIFE FOR US WHERE THAT LITTLE GIRL WAS ABANDONED, WHAT WE KNOW RIGHT NOW CON YASMINE. Reporter: EVEN THOUGH THIS WOMAN HAS COME FORWARD SAYING THIS LITTLE GIRL IS HER DAUGHTER, CPS AND POLICE ARE JUST NOT READY TO REUNITE THEM JUST YET. THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE BOTH THE MOM AND THE LITTLE GIRL ARE SAFE, THEY ARE GOING TO BE OKAY, IF THEY ARE REUNITED, BUT THERE ARE OPTIONS FOR CHILDREN AND FOR FAMILIES OUT THERE. MOST OF US ARE PARENTS OURSELVES AND YOU THINK OF YOUR OWN CHILDREN IN THAT MOMENT. AND I LOOK AT THAT CHILD AND I GO HOW SCARY. ABANDONED IN A PARKING LOT, THEN TAKEN TO A FIRE STATION BY A COMPLETE STRANGER. THIS LITTLE GIRL IS NOW WITH CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES. WE FIRST TOOK HER, SHE WAS VERY UPSET AND CRYING. CRYING MAMA. ONE OF THE FIREFIGHTERS HAD A GOOD RAPPORT WITH A CHILD, THEY SEEM TO HAVE A LITTLE BOND, AND AT SOME POINT SOUNDS LIKE SHE FELL ASLEEP IN HIS ARMS. FIREFIGHTERS ARE TRAINED FOR THIS. THE SAFE SURRENDER PROGRAM ALLOWS BABIES TO BE DROPPED OFF AT FIRE STATIONS AND HOSPITALS, NO QUESTIONS ASKED. TYPICALLY THAT IS DESIGNED OR MEANT FOR A NEWBORN, 72 HOURS OR YOUNGER. Reporter: PAST THAT FIRST THREE DAYS, THERE ARE STILL OTHER RESOURCES AVAILABLE. A SAFE PLACE. IT IS A YOUTH OUTREACH PROGRAM, IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF HELP PICK ANY YOUTH UNDER THE AGE OF 18 WHO IS IN CRISIS NEEDS HELP, THAT FIRE DEPARTMENT, THAT STATION IS OPEN TO THEM TO PROVIDE A SAFER ENVIRONMENT WHILE THEY TRY TO WORK OUT THE PROBLEMS AND WE WILL PROVIDE RESOURCES. Reporter: SAFE PLACE LOCATIONS INCLUDE LIBRARIES, YMCAS, FIRE STATIONS, PUBLIC BUSES, AND SOME BUSINESSES. DIVIDING HELP AND CREATING RELATIONSHIPS THAT LAST A LIFETIME. I KNOW OF ONE FIREFIGHTER IN PARTICULAR, WHO HAS HAD A LONG- LASTING FRIENDSHIP WITH THE ADOPTIVE PARENTS OF A CHILD. AND SEES THAT CHILD STILL REGULARLY BECAUSE THE CHILD STARTED THEIR LIFE AT THE DOOR OF A FIREHOUSE. Reporter: IT DOESN’T NEED TO BE A LIFE OR DEATH SITUATION TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THAT SAFE PLACE PROGRAM, YOU CAN STOP BY IF YOU NEED A BLANKET OR YOU NEED SOMEONE TO TALK TO, IN THE MEANTIME I HAVE CHECKED IN WITH POLICE, I WANTED TO KNOW IF THAT MOM COULD POSSIBLY BE FACING CHARGES IN ALL OF THIS. THEY SAY IT IS JUST TOO SOON TO TELL AND RIGHT NOW THEY ARE REALLY JUST WORKING ON VERIFYING ALL OF THE DETAILS AND WHAT LED UP TO THIS VERY

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  • Some people are ready to immediately write comments about the mother without even thinking what that mother was going through or what her condition was.  Obviously, the mother was taking care of the little angel, and possibly she also put the best little dress she found for this angel, combed her hair and took her to somebody who would take her to a safe place.  I believe that the story is way more sad to the mother than most people could imagine.   This sweet angel with that "confused face" and those little eyes deserves to be pampered, spoiled, loved, nourished and adored by a couple that has the means to do it.

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