Baby Moses Law
Frisco Fire Stations are designated Safe Baby Sites. The Baby Moses Law (PDF) 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.
When you place your child in our custody, we will offer you a
voluntary form to fill out and provide medical information for your child. You
do not have to provide your name or any information that you do not wish to
share. The packet has a self-address stamped envelope, so you may mail it at
See this list of Frisco Fire Stations. We can be contacted 24 hours a day, seven days a week at one of the listed locations. In the case Frisco Fire Department personnel are unavailable, please call 911.