CHICAGO, IL – A campaign is being launched by Illinois officials and advocates to promote the Safe Haven Law that allows babies to be turned over to appropriate safe haven staff, legally and safely.
“Baby Sunday” was born 10 years ago in the emergency room of West Suburban Medical Center. Her birth mother immediately handed her over to hospital staff under the Illinois Safe Haven Law. She wasn’t unwanted for long!
Trinity Haack and Zoe Wituk were reunited yesterday at a Wheaton Park. These two toddlers share a story. Both were relinquished at safe havens in the Chicago area by mothers using Illinois’ Safe Haven Law.
Jenny Paul knows that one day her 2-year-old daughter, Megan, will begin asking questions about her birth mother that Jenny won’t have answers to.
On Friday, a 21-year-old former University of Illinois college student was sentenced to ten years in prison for the suffocation murder of her newborn son, whom she gave birth to in her dorm room bathroom last March.
In April of 1992, a body of a full-term newborn girl was found on the bank of the Mississippi River by a man who was walking his dog. The girl, who was later named Baby Girl April, died of suffocation
15 years ago, Illinois passed the “Safe Haven Law” which allows the legal surrender of newborns to staff at safe haven locations with no questions asked. Since the law went into effect, over 100 babies have been relinquished and adopted by loving families.
While DuPage County officials continue to work to solve the case of a dead newborn, they paused Thursday to attend a memorial service of her short life at a graveside ceremony in Wheaton. About 40 people, mostly members of law enforcement
When Christie Haack heard of the death of Baby Hope, the newborn girl who was found dead, in a backpack in suburban Wheaton, she sobbed. Not only did she cry because of the waste of human life, but she
In a candid interview with Chicago Tribune’s Irv Leavitt, Dawn Geras, Co-founder and Executive Chairman of Save Abandoned Babies Foundation answers some fun questions for the Chicago Tribune’s Shout Out section.