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WDRB had a story that is getting some national attention. A newborn who was surrendered to the fire station on River Park Dr in May 2022 in a shoe box has been adopted by the family who fostered him for over 500 days.

Brittany and Chris Tyler heard about the baby at the fire station on the news, and immediately began hoping that he would be placed with them. In total, the family has fostered 17 children and adopted three. 

Brittany said, “We had been trying to have a baby for a while and it wasn’t working out and we looked into adoption through an agency and it was very pricey so we looked into fostering because we wanted to be able to help and have babies in our home,” They picked the named Samuel because they prayed for him. They believe it mirrored a Biblical story from 1 Samuel where Hannah prays to God that she would be able to have a son. He granted her wish and she named him Samuel. “So, that’s why we named him Samuel,” Chris said.

The Tylers have held onto the shoebox their son was given to the fire station in, along with a note from his biological mother who said she loved him.

Lt. Col. Bobby Cooper, assistant Louisville Fire chief says the city’s fire stations plan to install more climate controlled Safe Haven Baby Boxes because Samuel’s mother had to deliver her newborn directly to a station employee.



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