Newborn safely surrendered in Safe Haven Baby Box at Indiana fire station

Safe Haven Baby Box credit: Decatur Township Fire Department

MARION COUNTY, Ind. (CBS 58) -- A newborn baby is safe after being legally surrendered inside a Safe Haven Baby Box at a fire station in Indiana.

The safe haven box is at the Decatur Township Fire Station. Officials say it's the third baby box ever to be installed in the United States. 

Decatur Township Friendship Fire Station shared a post to their Facebook page, saying the baby was in good condition after being checked out by crews. 

“These parents are heroes as the safety of this child was the most important thing to these parents,” said Monica Kelsey, CEO and founder of Safe Haven Baby Box. “Your determination to keep your child safe shines through the face of this newborn.”

The Indiana Safe Haven Law allows a parent to bring a child, 30 days old or younger, to an employee at any hospital emergency room, fire station, or law enforcement agency without facing prosecution for endangering or abandoning a child.

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