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Nassau University Medical Center

Baby girl left at NY fire station is healthy and eating

Doctors say a newborn whose family surrendered her at a suburban New York fire station is thriving.

Newsday reports ( ) that the baby girl was left at a fire station in Wantagh on Thursday.

The child was surrendered under a state law that allows a parent to anonymously bring an infant to a safe haven including a firehouse or police station.

Officials at Nassau University Medical Center said Friday that the baby is a few weeks premature but is healthy and eating.

They said part of her umbilical cord was still attached when she arrived at the firehouse.

Hospital CEO Dr. Victor Politi said the baby will be placed in foster care when...