The South Florida father whose 5-month-old baby boy was found at a Davie fire station last week told WSVN he did not abandon his child and just wants to be reunited with his son.
Robert Conver said he left his son Daniel with a friend for three nights to clean up his apartment and go grocery shopping when the friend dropped off the baby at the fire station. “I don’t think that it’s right that somebody took it upon themselves to determine whether or not I’m a fit father,” Conver told Channel 7. “I take care of my son. I always have for the five months of his life.”
Conver thinks his past problems with drugs led to his friend bringing the child to the fire station. Conver said he is clean now.
His wife, who is in jail, called him asking about the well-being of their child when she saw the baby’s picture on TV. It was then that Conver contacted the police department.
The baby boy was deemed to be healthy and there were no signs of abuse, Davie Police Capt. Dale Engle said.
It is now up to a judge to decide whether Conver will reagain custody of his child.
“I’m kind of at a loss, you know, it’s hard being alone with a son,” Conver said.
Until the hearing on Feb. 13, the baby will remain in state custody.