Safe Haven baby boxes have already saved countless lives, and Isabella Lamkin, a teenager from Louisville, Kentucky, wants to make sure they save lives in her state.
These baby boxes are especially dear to Isabella’s heart, as she herself was abandoned as an infant in China. “This organization is important to me, because I want these little babies […] to be able to have a chance, to have a family that can love them, the way my family loves me,” she wrote in her Change.org petition.
Under Safe Haven Baby laws, or “Baby Moses” laws, a baby may be safely, legally, and anonymously handed over to specified locations — mostly first responders — within a certain number of days or months from birth.
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