Are Safe Havens Working?

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Despite Safe Haven laws in all 50 states infants are dying

If you need help please call 1-888-510-BABY

I cringe at reality.. In my imaginary world woman caress their baby bump anxiously awaiting their child to love, nurture and protect.

You may have seen the story of baby India, she was found in the woods wrapped in a plastic bag left to die. If it were not for God leading the Ragatz family to investigate the sounds they heard, baby India would not have survived. India is now thriving with her Foster family and thousands have expressed their yearning to adopt her. Other’s have chimed that they would like sheriff’s deputy¬†Terry Roper to adopt baby India for his actions during her rescue. The mother of India is unknown and remains under investigation.

Marylinn Feher, 22 of Wisconsin told investigators that she strangled her infant son because she did not want him. Millions of people are on a waiting list that wanted him, but did not have the opportunity.

Hiralbahen Bhavsar of New Jersey stabbed her daughter to death the baby was five days old. It is possible that Hiralbahen was suffering from Postpartum Depression for which help is available.

A couple from California strangled their newborn infant immediately after his birth.

These heartbreaking stories are only a few of many that could be prevented if only the woman involved would take a moment to consider the life of their child.

Safe Haven laws are for mothers who deliver their babies outside of a hospital in order to dispose of them, or decide at a later time they do not want them. Infants are still being murdered despite these laws, so it leaves me to wonder if woman are aware, or are they ignoring them. Safe Haven laws state that a woman can bring their infant to a designated place and they will not face arrest or be held to questioning IF their child is not harmed. The infant will be in foster care until adoption takes place.

I ask that anyone on social media would share Safe Haven Laws to make more people aware that they have an option that will save the life of a child, and their own.

Please share the link or the number to the Safe Haven Directory. Safe Haven All 50 States.

 

[1] Ragatz Family

[2] Terry Roper

[3] Marylinn Feher

[4] Hiralbahen Bhavsar

[5] Calfornia couple strangle infant after his birth

[6] Safe Haven

Dumpster Babies

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I do not enjoy sharing disturbing news, yet do so in hope that someone who is facing a difficult situation may find help before it is to late.

At first glance Karla Antimo of Chicago was a hero, she stated to have heard a baby crying which lead her to trashcan. Laying on top of a trashcan in alley was a precious baby boy, only hours old with his umbilical cord still attached. Karla saved the babies life by rushing him to a near-by fire station. The baby was resuscitated by firefighters and is now in stable condition. After further investigation it was revealed that Karla was actually the grandmother of the infant and is now charged with false reports.

If it were not for Karla’s actions the baby would not have survived. The father of the baby informed Karla what took place and she went to rescue the baby, hiding the details. The parents will be charged as juveniles with first-degree attempted murder. This is a very sad case of a desperate situation getting out of hand. The babies mother is an honor roll student who now faces a prison term.

The Illinois Fire Department made a statement pleading with anyone in a desperate situation with an infant to come in. The baby boy was the first case since their Safe Haven laws took effect.  Every state has implemented Safe Haven laws to help put an end to the many cases of infants being left to die in dumpsters. Anyone can bring an infant up to one month old to their local fire department, police station, or hospital with no questions asked. The baby will be safe and the parent will be free from any charges.

The National Safe Haven Alliance is a 24 hour hotline that will help anyone in need of assistance to locate a Safe Haven in their area. They are also there to answer any questions one may have about the program.

If you are in need just call 1-888-510-BABY National Safe Haven Alliance