SYRACUSE - Earlier this month, a third Indiana baby was surrendered, making it the third surrender of the year for Indiana.

A press conference will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Turkey Creek Fire Territory Station 1, at 402 N. Huntington St. Syracuse.

In a news release, Monica Kelsey, founder of Safe Haven Baby Boxes, said, “Each time we get a call that a baby has been surrendered we know that the birth mother has lovingly surrendered their child in hopes of them having a better life. We are proud of this brave mother. It is a joy to see the Safe Haven Law working to protect women in crisis and their infants from abandonment.”

Turkey Creek Fire Territory Station 1 Fire Chief Mickey Scott said, “While we understand that the surrender of a baby is a difficult decision to make, our department is proud to be available as an option when and if this decision must be made under the Indiana Safe Haven Law.”

More information will be shared at today’s press conference.

For more information, call 888-742-2133 or email [email protected]

Any questions about adoption can be made to the Health and Family Services at 800-403-0864.