CARMEL, Ind.–Two babies have been dropped off at Safe Haven Baby Boxes across Indiana over the last week.
A Safe Haven Baby Box was installed at Carmel Fire Department Station #45 in 2018. On Tuesday, a baby boy was dropped off at that station.
“I have a big smile on my face to hear that the system worked flawlessly. Our hope is that this baby boy will find a forever loving home the same way and find their forever family as well,” said Carmel Fire Chief David Haboush.
Haboush said the baby is healthy and doing well.
There was another healthy baby dropped off at Franciscan Health Hammond in northwestern Indiana. At the Carmel Fire Station on Wednesday, Safe Haven Baby Box Founder Monica Kelsey reiterated that there are always safe options for parents and babies.
“We honor you today. What you have done is selfless, honorable, and courageous and you should be so proud of yourself,” said Kelsey.
The baby boxes offer a way for new mothers to safely and anonymously drop off newborn babies they are unable or unwilling to care for.
There are 105 Safe Haven Baby Boxes in seven states. By the end of the month, they will be expanding to their eighth state. For a list of all of the baby box locations, click here.