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… strength and courage to acknowledge their inability to parent and the love to carry the child to term, deliver him at home and take him toa safe haven just hours after giving birth. I don’t think most people realize what an amazingly honest, generous and kind act it is to relinquish a child.
We will always think of our son’s birth mother as a hero.
We will always remember her in our prayers.
We will always include her proudly in our son’s story.
We are forever grateful for the law that made us a family.