Fundraising efforts expected for Safe Haven Baby Box in Kosciusko County

(Photo supplied/LaPorte County Sheriff's Office)

There have been three Safe Haven baby boxes installed in the state of Indiana, but a new law will make it easier for there to be more.

Starting this month, any fire station staffed 24-hours is allowed to install the boxes.

The devices allow people to safely and legally drop off newborns they can’t take of, no questions asked.

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All of the boxes lock the baby inside the temperature-controlled box and come with an alarm system to notify 911.

But is there a need for one in Kosciusko County?

One area woman tells the Times-Union she thinks there is.

She says she is talking with local officials and has plenty of support for bringing a Safe Haven box to the county.

She wants to pursue a regional approach with fundraisers in Kosciusko, Whitley, Fulton, Wabash and Grant counties.

She said she hopes to announce plans for community fundraising in about a month.

Each box has about a $10,000 price tag.