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Published On: Tue, May 17th, 2016

Safe Haven Baby Boxes in Indiana opens ‘baby boxes’ to save abandoned babies

With newborns increasingly abandoned, an Indiana pro-life organization is installing “baby boxes” for mothers who feel they cannot care for their baby to ensure the child’s safety.

Pastor Lee Jong-rak in documentary "The Drop Box"

Pastor Lee Jong-rak in documentary “The Drop Box”

The box is climate-controlled, padded, and circulates fresh air inside. There is a motion sensor and the box automatically locks once the mother shuts its door, triggering a call to 911. In three to five minutes, paramedics arrive and take the baby to the hospital for care.

Indiana’s Child Protective Services then takes custody of the child.

 

Monica Kelsey, who was abandoned as an infant herself, founded the Safe Haven Baby Boxes organization, which is sponsoring the depositories outside Indiana fire stations, police stations and hospitals for mothers in crisis.

“As a child who was abandoned by my birth mother two hours after I was born, I am honored that Christ has me spearheading a program that will save the lives of abandoned children,” Kelsey told LifeSiteNews. “This is truly in His honor!”

Here’s from their site: The Safe Haven Law is in place to provide a safe way to surrender your healthy newborn without fear of criminal prosecution. Fire Stations, Police Stations and Hospitals are trained to be a Safe Haven for your newborn when you just don’t know what else to do.

To look at your State’s Safe Haven Law click here.  If you or someone you know needs help, call our 24 hour hotline at 1-866-99BABY1

This is a huge crisis overseas in places like Korea and China, even the theme of the documentary The Drop Box.

photo Alyson Jones

photo Alyson Jones

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