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Safe Haven baby box to be installed in Carmel

CARMEL, Ind. (WISH) – Hamilton County is getting its first Safe Haven baby box installed Friday. 

It will be set up at Douglas Callahan Fire Station 45 off College Avenue and 106th Street. 

The box allows people to anonymously surrender their healthy newborns without fear of criminal prosecution under Indiana’s Safe Haven Law.

This will be the state’s sixth Safe Haven baby box. Two babies have been surrendered using the boxes. 

In July, a third baby was safely surrendered at the Decatur Township Fire Department in Indianapolis after it announced plans to install a baby box.