Baby Adopted By First Responder Who Found Her
A baby placed in a Florida Safe Haven box has been adopted by the first responder who found her.
The adoptive mother is a firefighter for Ocala Fire Rescue who discovered the infant with a shoelace tying off the umbilical cord. She started the adoption process after bringing the baby to a hospital.
“We’ve been trying for almost a decade to have a family, and everything has kind of not worked out for us,” the adoptive mother said. “We really felt in our hearts that we wanted to let the birth mom know in some way, shape or form that she is safe, she is happy, and she is very loved.”
Florida Safe Haven laws allow parents to leave unharmed newborns at safe haven facilities without being prosecuted. Safe havens can be found at locations across the nation. (WFLA)