The father of the baby boy who was abandoned at a Houston fire station said he wants to keep his son, according to Child Protective Services.
Estella Olguinn, a media specialist for CPS, said the father was unaware that the baby’s mother had abandoned their son.
Firefighters at Houston Fire Station 39 were eating breakfast when they heard crying Monday morning. They went to the garage where the baby, who is nine to ten months old, was found in a stroller.
CPS said the mother showed up at an emergency custody hearing Tuesday morning where CPS was granted custody of the baby.
Olguinn told Local 2 the father came forward quickly after he realized what had happened. Officials said the baby’s mother and father live together but are not married.
CPS must establish the father's paternity before the child can be placed with the father. Officials said this could take several weeks.
The child was released from the hospital on Monday and is currently living with a foster family.