CLINTON, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Another baby box will be blessed on the east side of the Clinton Fire Station at 6:00 p.m. on Monday.
The event will take place at 332 Mulberry Street Clinton, IN, and will add to the 100s of baby boxes across the state.
The Safe Haven Baby Boxes organization was founded in 2016 by Monica Kelsey and aims to provide an anonymous surrender option for those unable to provide care.
“Indiana has reformed abandonment by providing over 100 locations for 100% anonymous surrender. We have seen women in crisis know they have a better option for their infant they love dearly, a Baby Box surrender is the chance for a better life with an adoptive family. Each time a Baby Box is placed there is a visual reminder of the Safe Haven Law in that community and vulnerable women have additional protection. Clinton has made their community safer and we are thrilled to have them in the program,” Kelsey explained.
A Safe Haven Baby Box is designed to legally, safely, and anonymously surrender an infant and features three silent alarms. First alerting responders, the baby will be attended to
within five minutes and transported to an area hospital for medical evaluation.