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Infant girl surrendered at central Indiana Baby Box



Kokomo, Indiana – At Howard County’s Safe Haven Baby Box, a baby girl was abandoned.

A little baby girl was handed up to the Safe Haven Baby Box on Monday at the neighborhood fire station on W. Superior Street in Kokomo, according to a press release from the organization.

“A baby girl was surrendered by her Mother in our Safe Haven Baby Box,” the release said. “The Mother lovingly made the decision to make sure her daughter was safe and given excellent medical care by the Kokomo Firefighters and St Vincent/Ascension Paramedics.”

Since 2017, more than 100 Baby Boxes have been placed all around Indiana. The agency in charge of the boxes reports that Monday’s surrender marked Indiana’s fifth child surrender this year.

“Although these are hard choices to make, we applaud the mother for giving her daughter the chance at life through an anonymous, safe and legal option,” said Monica Kelsey, founder of Safe Haven Baby Box.

According to the announcement, the box where the surrender took place was put in place at the KFD facility on June 11, 2020. The Knights of Columbus were thanked by Safe Haven for supporting the cause.

Through Safe Haven Baby Boxes, more than 130 infants have currently been abandoned. In Indiana, Arkansas, Kentucky, Florida, Ohio, New Mexico, North Carolina, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, and Oklahoma, 154 boxes have been installed.

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