(Carmel, IN) - Another Safe Haven Baby Box has served its purpose. This week a newborn was left in a baby box at a fire station down in Carmel.
Safe Haven Baby Boxes are sophisticated compartments where a mother-in-crisis can leave a baby safely and legally.
Officials in Carmel say the baby was retrieved in less than a minute and taken to a hospital where it is doing well. According to the station's fire chief, firefighters baked the baby boy a birthday cake to celebrate.
Safe Haven reports that 17 babies have been surrendered inside their boxes since 2016. Two of those were left at the La Porte location at Coolspring Township’s Fire Department. A baby was also recently saved in a baby box in Hammond.
Over 100 Safe Haven Baby Boxes are located across Indiana and in six other states.