The law enables any person to give up an infant no more than 30 days old anonymously, for which they shall neither be arrested nor prosecuted.
A Northern Indiana police officer and his wife have adopted an infant baby girl months after she was surrendered at a baby box. The decision sought applause for the couple, Bruce Faltynski and his wife, Shelby showed their keenness to adopt the infant from the firehouse where she was left by an anonymous person reported People.
The Mishawaka police officer Bruce added Myah to his family on National Adoption Day, which is observed on November 19. The Faltynskis marked their presence in St. Joseph County to finalize adoptions in court. Myah was a newborn when she was surrendered at a Safe Haven Baby Box in northwestern Indiana's Lake County. The baby girl was just a day old as reported by WNDU when she was surrendered to the baby box. Myah was admitted to a hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit, where the doctors determined earlier that she had suffered a stroke, as of now the baby is healthy and happy in the protection of her parents.
It is to the fortune of these ‘Safe haven boxes’, named after the Indiana Safe Haven Law which allowed the couple to double their joy as they adopted a child for the second time. The law enables any person to give up an infant no more than 30 days old anonymously, for which they shall neither be arrested nor prosecuted.
In a conversation with WNDU-TV Shelby Faltynski, who appears to be a nurse practitioner on her Facebook account expressed her thankfulness to the birthmother of the baby Myah by saying, “We are so grateful for Myah’s birth mom. She made a really courageous decision."
The couple had earlier adopted an eight-year-old girl, Kaia in March and are thrilled to add another young member to the family. It is reported by WLKY that just weeks later fulfilling all the documentation of adopting Kaia, the Faltynskis received a call from Indiana’s Department of Child Services. The department went on to inform the pair about another child, a newborn in need of a home. To which the couple responded positively. "It just makes me think moms know that they have an option," Shelby told WLKY. "Myah was truly an answer to our prayer and hopefully we were the answer to the prayer of her mommy as well," she added after officially adopting Myah into her family.
"We just feel overwhelmed with gratitude," the couple said, according to WDRB. "It has been a really long wait." The couple celebrated welcoming Myah into their family by posing with their daughters for a photo shoot that was posted to Shelby's social networking account on Facebook.
Cover Image Source: Facebook| Shelby Faltynski