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Newborn Girl Safely Left in Northwest Indiana Baby Box

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    Baby Found in Safe Haven Box

    A baby was found in a Northwestern Indiana safe haven box, the second time someone has used it. NBC 5's Regina Waldroup has the latest on the story. 

    (Published Monday, April 9, 2018)

    The founder and CEO of Safe Haven Baby Boxes says an infant has been safely left at a new baby box in northwestern Indiana.

    Monica Kelsey says a baby girl was left Friday in the baby box at Hammond's Franciscan Health Hospital. The padded, climate-controlled box there opened Aug. 7.

    Kelsey says hospital staff was notified as soon as the box's outside door was opened and retrieved the newborn within 90 seconds. The child has since been released from the hospital to the custody of the Indiana Department of Child Services.

    Kelsey says the baby's mother has contacted her organization and isn't from the Hammond area.

    Wrapped in a Sweatshirt, a 1-Hour-Old Baby is Placed in an Indiana Fire Station's Safe Haven Box

    [CHI] Wrapped in a Sweatshirt, a 1-Hour-Old Baby is Placed in an Indiana Fire Station's Safe Haven Box
    A 1-hour-old baby was dropped off in a Safe Haven baby box in Indiana Tuesday night--and the fire chief who found the newborn says he and the assistant chief are open to adopting the child. Trina Orlando reports.
    (Published Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017)

    The baby box program allows a mother to relinquish her newborn anonymously, without fear of prosecution. Two have been surrendered in nearby Michigan City.

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