Warsaw council members vote to allow community baby box
WARSAW, Ind. – Warsaw council members voted to bring a baby box into the community on Tuesday night.
After some deliberation, council members voted unanimously to allow the box, which will be installed at Fire Station 2 on Center Street.
The Safe Haven Law allows newborn caregivers a safe and confidential way to surrender their child without fear of judgement or prosecution.
Hospitals, fire stations and police stations are trained to handle these types of situations.
Within the last few weeks, two babies have been surrendered in Kosciusko county.
According to Safe Haven Baby Boxes, 3,543 newborns have been safely surrendered to baby box locations across the nation. Indiana, Pennsylvania and Ohio legislation has been enacted to enhance Safe Haven laws.
Those considering using a baby box are urged to call a confidential 24-hour hotline at 1-866-99baby1 and visit this link to learn more.