FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): A baby was left inside of the baby box at the New Haven Adams Township Fire Station at around 4:30 this afternoon, according to our Partners in News at ABC-21.
Monica Kelsey of Safe Haven Baby Boxes confirmed the surrender of the baby. The child was immediately taken to a nearby hospital for evaluation.
Safe Haven Baby boxes are climate controlled and secure with alarm systems to alert paramedics when a baby is placed inside. New Haven’s Baby Box was installed in 2019.
“I want to personally thank this brave mother that carried her child to term, kept her safe, and then exercised her rights under Indiana’s safe haven law and surrendered her newborn in our box,” Kelsey said. “This newborn is healthy and perfect.”
The newborn will be released from the hospital and placed in the custody of the Department of Child Services to start the standard safe haven surrender process for finding her a new adoptive family within 30 days.