A Florida firefighter who usually saves lives in emergencies had a unique experience when he adopted a cute baby girl he found in an infant drop box. One night at around 2 a.m., he heard an alarm go off at his station, indicating that someone had left a child in the Safe Haven Baby Box. Though false alarms were common, this time he discovered a tiny baby girl named Zoey peacefully holding a bottle and looking up at him. They connected instantly, and he knew he had found someone special.
This firefighter and his wife had struggled for years to conceive, so the encounter sparked thoughts of adoption. After taking the baby to the hospital, he wrote a note to the administrators expressing their readiness to adopt. He was cautious but hopeful, fearing that the note might get lost and Zoey would be taken away. However, a few days later, Zoey was safe and sound in their home, and in April, she officially became their daughter. The firefighter believes it was a divine intervention that led him to find her.
He shared his story, hoping the baby’s birth mother would see it and find solace in knowing that her child is loved and well cared for. Safe Haven, the organization behind the baby boxes, has received 31 surrendered infants in 148 boxes across the country. Monica Kelsey, the program’s founder, expressed gratitude to the anonymous mother who chose to leave her child in a safe place.
The firefighter and his wife wanted the birth mother to know that her child is in a nurturing environment and loved beyond words. Their journey of trying to conceive a child had been difficult, but finding Zoey felt like a gift from a higher power. The firefighter’s act of adopting the baby girl not only brought joy to their own lives but also highlighted the importance of the Safe Haven Baby Box program, which provides a safe option for parents in need.