Term Definition

TermDefinition
Abandoned Infant

according to the DFPS, an abandoned infant meets the criteria for a Baby Moses case if the infant:

  • is 60 days old or younger;
  • has not been harmed (does not appear to have been abused or neglected);
  • has been voluntarily delivered to a Designated Emergency Infant Care (DEIC) provider such as UTMB, at a specific location indicated by a sign that reads “Safe Baby Site” and
  • is delivered to a DEIC by a parent who does not express intent to return for the infant.

This term is used in the policy(ies) listed below.

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