Houston's Child Protective Services were called in after a mother said she didn't want her two children anymore and dropped them off at a fire station.
The children are 9 months and 2 years old, the Houston Fire Department said in a press release.
Firefighters said the mother told them that she got into a fight with the father of one of the boys. He told her he didn't want them, KTRK reported.
Firefighers called police and CPS as they tried to comfort the children left behind by the woman who has not yet been identified.
"You take any child out of a mother's arms or grasp and they're going to lose it. That's why they did. So in true firefighter form, we found some teddy bears in the fire station to make it as easy as possible considering the situation," Kenyatta Parker told KTRK.
They also gave the children snacks and water.
The children are too old to be considered for Texas' Safe Haven law. Under the law, parents are permitted to drop off a baby 2 months old and younger without legal penalties.
The mother was not charged and it is unclear if she will face charges.
The two boys are in CPS custody as authorities try to find other relatives, KTRK reported.
A custody hearing was underway Tuesday afternoon.
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