NAMPA, Idaho -

A southwest Idaho dental office says a woman came in and dropped off her hours-old baby and then left.

Dentist Tristan Galloway says the woman entered the Nampa office late last month with the 4-pound girl and said she couldn't care for the child.

Office Manager Diane Scheirbon says the woman appeared to be in poor health, and said she gave birth at home five hours earlier.

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare spokesman Tom Shanahan says a 2001 law called the Safe Haven Law allows new moms to surrender their child within 30 days.

Workers at the dentist office took the child to a hospital, and say the child was later taken in by a family with five other children.