Child Welfare | State welfare agency claims the Safe Haven boxes violate state law
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 6/15/16, 11:54 am
Indiana officials say two baby boxes—newborn incubators that allow women to anonymously surrender their infants—are illegal under state law and must be removed.
In a letter sent earlier this month to Safe Haven Baby Boxes, the nonprofit organization that installed the boxes, Indiana’s Department of Child Services (DCS) said the boxes are not a legal way for mothers to give up their babies. Women who use the boxes could face child abandonment charges, the agency warned.