I received a call in my office at work at 12 PM one summer day from my adoption agency. They had a “Safe Haven” baby, a little boy, and I had an hour to decide if I could keep him. I had a 3 year old foster boy at the time (who has since been adopted as well) and I knew he wanted a sibling, so he would be thrilled with the prospect of increasing our family. I called family, friends and daycare, and within 1 hour I had said yes to the baby, who we now know was the 75th baby saved by the Safe Haven Law. We named him Jackson!
Jackson was given to a police officer down south. His birth mother took very good care of herself and knew the law to relinquish him to the proper authorities. We now have our forever family and appreciate these brave women who do the right thing for their children!! We will be forever grateful and will celebrate her as a hero on Jack’s birthday!