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.
If you are considering abandoning your newborn, please bring them to any one of the many baby safe haven locations across the state, child advocates urge. There is a way to do this, safely and with no questions asked. This
A Jacksonville, IL teenager has please guilty to first degree murder for abandoning her newborn baby boy in a dumpster back in August 2014.
In March, a student at the University of Illinois Campaign-Urbana gave birth in a dorm room bathroom and has since been charged with the newborn’s death. Now, a local couple hopes more education about Illinois’ Safe Haven Law will prevent
A student at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana was charged with murder this week, after she turned herself in and showed authorities the body of a newborn in her back-pack. Authorities say Lindsay Johnson – 20 years old from Monee
The University of Illinois student from Monee accused of killing her newborn baby in a residence hall bathroom last month hid her pregnancy from friends, who were stunned to learn she’d allegedly suffocated her infant son after giving birth.
WHAT: Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner issued a proclamation naming April 2016 as “Save Abandoned Babies Month.”