Arizona's Safe Baby Haven wants mothers to know help is available

Glendale police are still trying to find the person who abandoned a baby boy, who was found dead in a dumpster this weekend.
 
The case is bringing attention to Arizona's Safe Haven law, which gives parents who don't feel like they can care for their baby safe alternatives. 
 
The state's Safe Haven law was passed in 2001. It allows a person to leave their unharmed, newborn baby with a safe haven provider, no questions asked. 
 
Fire departments, hospitals and churches are just a few of the places babies can be dropped off. 
 
People with the state's Safe Haven organization say they work tirelessly to try to prevent incidents like this one... 
 
"We offer resources... parenting, adoption options... as well as obviously a safe haven option," said Heather Burner, executive director of Arizona Safe Baby Haven. "This is a tragic event this weekend...for us.”  “Hopefully when the police and the medical examiner are done, we can provide a dignified burial for this baby."
 
If you’re unable to care for your baby for any reason or you’re afraid to keep your baby, please consider visiting Arizona’s Safe Baby Haven website. http://azsbh2.org/
 
Help is available 24-7... and it is always confidential.
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