Show-Me Safe Surrender For Moms

This new bit of public safety kit will save lives and it's important to offer.

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The advanced tech reminds us that American desperation is worsening. 

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The box offers mothers in the region a safe, secure, legal and anonymous way to surrender their newborn infants. Nationally, about 34 babies have been surrendered via a baby box since 2017.

“Today we have been given the privilege, a very special privilege, to make a difference in the lives of women in crisis that have the courage to surrender their babies to us,” said Brian Hendricks, fire chief of the Mehlville Fire Protection District, during a dedication of the new box on Tuesday. “To those women, I would say thank you. Thank you for entrusting us to care for your child. We will not let you down.”

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A fire station is the first place in Missouri to get a 'baby box' where moms can surrender newborns

Installed at Mehlville Fire Protection District Station 2 in south St. Louis County, the box is a secured incubator that new mothers in crisis can leave their newborns in if they are not able to care for the child.