NewsLocal News / January 23, 2020

Safe Haven Baby Boxes Continue To Expand, Evolve

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AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File

AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File

Indiana is one of five states that have a Safe Haven law, which allows a woman in crisis to anonymously and safety surrender her newborn in protected "boxes."  

Monica Kelsey created Safe Haven Baby Boxes in 2016 after learning she was abandoned as an infant, and after seeing a baby box in operation at a church in Cape Town, South Africa. Today, there are 25 Safe Haven baby boxes in three states.

Kelsey spoke with WFYI’s Taylor Bennett about the boxes and her mission of saving the lives of abandoned babies.

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