Lake Mary baby turned over to Safe Haven program
Firefighters in Lake Mary, Florida answered a doorbell today and were met with a woman carrying a baby who wanted to leave it with them under the state’s safe-haven program. The baby was taken to a hospital for evaluation. The safe-haven program allows parents to bring babies up to seven days old to fire stations and other facilities while remaining anonymous with no questions asked. Donna Green-Townsend talked to the Founder and CEO of the Safe Haven For Newborns Program, Nick Silverio about today’s case and why the program makes a difference.
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