Kentucky Teen Abandoned as Newborn Advocating for Safe Haven Baby Boxes

(LEX 18) Louisville teenager, Isabella Lamkin, is advocating to bring Safe Haven Baby Boxes to Kentucky.

Safe Haven Baby Boxes allow a parent to surrender their child safely, securely, and anonymously if they cannot take care of the newborn.

They are installed at Safe Haven locations, such as a fire station, police station, or a hospital. A parent can place the baby inside the temperature-controlled “box,” and 911 is automatically notified so first responders or hospital staff can be alerted that a baby has been surrendered.

Isabella started a petition to get the boxes in Kentucky. The cause hits close to home because she was abandoned as a baby after being born in China.

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