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‘The Chance at Life’: My Safe Haven Story

DECEMBER 07, 2018

Many people are unaware that if a parent of a newborn child in Illinois feels unable or unwilling to keep their baby, he or she can bring the infant to a hospital, emergency medical facility or police or fire station and legally and anonymously relinquish the baby.  The baby will be given any needed medical care and then placed with an adoption agency for permanent placement with an adoptive family. More than 125 babies in Illinois have been surrendered safely in this way since the state passed the Abandoned Newborn Infant Protection Act in 2001 to reduce the risk of a parent under extreme stress harming a newborn.

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“Hope’s Garden” Continues to Produce Fresh Vegetables for the Less Fortunate

SEPTEMBER 13, 2018

Hope’s Garden was started in the spring of 2017 by the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office.  Since then, the garden has produced healthy and very needed produce for those in need in our communitites.  Hope’s Garden is a collaboration between the Sheriff’s Office and Winfield Township Highway Commissioner, John Dusza.  In fact, Commissioner Dusza, generously donated the land for the garden at the Winfield Township Road District.

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Pace buses to advertise Illinois Baby Safe Haven law

JUNE 26, 2018

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.

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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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To date, more than 3600 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.