This is a surprising development—but maybe it isn’t when you consider the baby box chicken-in-every pot vision of a future America.
Firefighters are not crime investigators or finders of lost babies.
Adopted people have been subjected to this kind of exploitation, objectification, and third-party self-aggrandizement for decades.
Text of an email from Monica Kelsey, CEO of Safe Haven Baby Boxes Inc., to Dr. Jerome Adams, then the Indiana state health commissioner (he later became the US Surgeon General).
An overview of Indiana law, statistics, legislation, and news stories related to Safe Haven Baby Boxes.
When Linda Znachko speaks at baby box blessings, she refers to the day a baby is boxed up and left behind, as “a birthday party waiting to happen.”
A comprehensive set of news stories related to Indiana and the Safe Haven Baby Box movement in the state
Information on Safe Haven Baby Box cases in Indiana.
On December 4, 2020, Gary, Indiana Fire Station # 5 became the 48th location in the state to open a Safe Haven Baby Box where mothers can legally abandon their secret newborns by depositing them in a box-in-a-wall to prevent personal inconvenience, embarrassment, and shame.
Ordinarily, I’d just dismiss this particular adoption story, but there’s a catch.