BABY ANJEL – SAFE HAVEN BABY #2

13-1/2 years ago I received a phone call that I’ll never forget!  Our adoption agency called to let us know a baby had been relinquished at a Police Department by a woman who handed her baby to staff members there.  We were next on our agency’s list and if we wanted this baby then it was ours.  I was so excited, I didn’t even think to ask any questions!  I didn’t even know the sex of the baby, I just knew we really wanted and were ready for this baby.  At that time we knew nothing about the Safe Haven law.

I ran out the door to tell my husband, “We have a baby! We have a baby!”  He asked me, “is it a boy or a girl?”.    I didn’t know!  I can’t believe I hadn’t thought to ask!   I didn’t even know if it was a boy or a girl.  I was just so excited that we were getting our baby.  When we went to the hospital we found out it was a little girl.  She was so gorgeous.  We named her Anjel after the angels watching over her birth mother leading her to make the right decision.  I thought then…and I know now…that was the most unselfish act a mother could ever do.  Anjel was healthy and beautiful and I feel it took a very strong woman to make the hard decision to relinquish her child to appropriate authorities by using the Safe Haven law. Every day I thank God for this law and I thank God for Anjel’s birth mother.  We will forever be so grateful to her.

BABY ANJEL – SAFE HAVEN BABY #2

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