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‘Safe Haven’ Baby, Now 10 And Thriving, Retraces Her First Steps

OCTOBER 04, 2017

“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!

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Baby Hope honored in Wheaton as police seek answers in her death

APRIL 26, 2017

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.

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Lake in the Hills Family Adopts daughter under Safe Haven law

APRIL 15, 2017

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.

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Ex-U of Illinois Student Sentenced in Newborn’s Death

APRIL 08, 2017

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.

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Follow-up file: Moline’s ‘Baby Girl April’ case still unsolved

MARCH 26, 2017

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 and hypothermia.

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As of 2017, 3317 infants have been safely surrendered to Safe Havens nationally.

Please help us continue our passion, commitment and dedication to spreading awareness of Safe Haven laws.