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Healthy baby girl surrendered in Safe Haven Baby Box in northeastern Indiana

NEW HAVEN, Ind. (WISH) — A baby girl was safely surrendered in a Safe Haven Baby Box at a fire station in northeastern Indiana Wednesday.

The baby, a healthy newborn girl, was anonymously surrendered just 51 days after the box was installed at the fire station in December, according to Safe Haven Baby Boxes. The baby box is located at the New Haven Fire Station at 910 Hartzell Rd.

Authorities transported the little girl to the hospital and she will soon be placed in the custody of the Department of Child Services.

“We are proud to have this resource available for the residents of New Haven, Indiana,” said New Haven Fire Chief Josh Hale in a press release. “It is our ongoing goal everyday to ensure the safety of all of our residents, and today we were able to ensure the safety of one of our newest residents.”

The newborn is the sixth baby surrendered in a baby box in the state of Indiana in the past two years, the company says.

The boxes allow parents to safely and anonymously surrender their newborn baby with authorities. Authorities continue to urge parents to use the boxes as a way to safely surrender their newborns if they cannot care for them.