FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO) – The public is invited to attend the blessing of a new Safe Haven Baby Box in Aboite Township Tuesday morning.
The event will occur at the site of the Baby Box, Aboite Township Fire Station #2 at 4233 Coventry Lane at 10:30 a.m. It will be the 129th Baby Box in the nation and the 93rd in Indiana.
Safe Haven Baby Boxes was founded by Monica Kelsey, who was abandoned as an infant. Baby Boxes are sophisticated devices featuring climate control and a silent alarm system that notifies first responders of a surrendered infant. The infant is then attended to within five minutes, medically evaluated, and adopted with 30 to 45 days.
21 infants have been placed in Baby Boxes nationwide since 2017, with seven occurring this year.