Safe Haven Stories

Baby Zoe – Safe Haven Baby #105

We waited a very long time to be parents. Right before we were about to give up we received a phone call from our adoption agency saying that there was a baby girl who needed a home. She was left anonymously at a hospital… Read Full Story

Baby Trinity – Safe Haven Baby #100

Though the technical term is “abandoned”, that is never what we felt happened to our daughter, Trinity. Her birth mom didn’t know she was pregnant. She gave birth to her at home, cut and tied the umbilical cord, cleaned her off and tried to feed her twice before she brought her to the fire department.  Read Full Story

Baby Luke – Safe Haven Baby #84

On a rainy day when I was away on business, my life changed dramatically with one text from my wife. She was trying to reach me to tell me our adoption agency had a possible placement for us. Read Full Story

We are forever grateful for the law that made us a family

The Illinois safe haven law works. My partner and I are the parents of a beautiful son because one brave mother was aware of the law and legally relinquished him at a safe haven. Some have disparaged our son’s birth mother for her actions, but I wonder whether those people…  Read Full Story

A Heartfelt Thank You from a Safe Haven Parent

Recently, I was driving and heard a news blurb about abandoned babies in Illinois. Nineteen had been safely abandoned under the State’s new safe haven law.  It nearly didn’t register but then it struck me: one of the 19 babies was safely buckled in… Read Full Story

Baby Matthew – Safe Haven Baby #1

We are the parents of the first safely relinquished baby under Illinois’ safe haven law.  We have a difficult time finding the right words to express how grateful we are to the Save Abandoned Babies Foundation (SAB) for making this law possible and the tremendous, loving it continues to provide. Read Full Story

As of 2016, 3,227 infants have been safely surrendered to Safe Havens nationally.

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