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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Child Abuse Prevention, Crime & Law, Domestic Violence

Mission: Prevent illegal, unsafe abandonment of newborn infants.

Target demographics: babies

Direct beneficiaries per year: schools, hospitals, fire & police stations

Geographic areas served: Illinois

Programs: The Save Abandoned Babies Foundation is a 100% volunteer nonprofit organization whose mission is to save the lives of newborn infants that might be illegally abandoned by making parents aware that a safe, legal option exists. The Safe Haven law allows a parent to leave an unharmed newborn baby, 30 days old or younger, with staff at a hospital, police or fire station.

Community Stories

17 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am forever grateful for the Save Abandoned Babies Foundation (SAB) because they are the main reason we currently have our daughter. In November 2014, our beautiful baby girl was relinquished to a fire department using the Safe Haven Law. Our greatest gift, our greatest miracle, our baby girl came to us because of the hard work of this foundation. SAB's tireless efforts in getting the Safe Haven Law enacted and to be well known allowed our birth mom to make the best decision possible for her baby by allowing her to be adopted instead of abandoning her in some unsafe place. Because of SAB, our baby girl was given a chance at life with a family who loves her beyond words. I cannot say enough about this foundation!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wonderful organization with an even better cause - saving lives of innocent babies. It doesn't get much better than that!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What a fantastic organization, to help save a child's life. Place the baby in the arms of a loving family instead of a dumpster. It's also great to know that all money donated goes toward saving babies, there are no salaried employees, they all volunteer their time.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This amazing organization is very unique as it is 100% volunteer with no salaries to be paid out of donations. All money raised is used to create awareness of the law and to help carry out it's life-saving mission of helping new mothers choose a responsible alternative to unsafe abandonment.

It saves the lives of the most vulnerable among us....an innocent newborn infant and places it in a loving arms of a couple who were eagerly awaiting the babies arrival.

Please help us save more lives. Talk about it, tell a friend.....you just might save a life!
Bob Geras

3 Melissa111

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been privileged to be allowed to volunteer with Save Abandoned Babies Foundation (SAB) for several years now. I continue to be amazed by the dedication and pure motives of this group. Responsible for passing the Illinois Baby Safe Haven Law (an unharmed infant, 30 days old or less, may be left safely with personnel at hospitals, fire fighters, police officers and emergency medical professionals, the group's sole mission is stated by its name.

Today's work is to educate all individuals in Illinois about the Law and to prevent the illegal abandonment of infants whose parents don't want or can't keep them.

Previous Stories
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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization advocated for the Ililnois Safe Haven Act. Now, they have been responsible for saving 84 lives!

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1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As parents of a Safe Haven baby, my husband and I are incredibly grateful for the tireless work the Save Abandoned Babies Foundation does on behalf of those who do not have a voice. Without the Safe Haven law, which SAB, was instrumental in enacting we might not have our precious son. In addition to the wonderful folks at SAB we are thankful beyond measure of our son's birth parents. They could have chosen to leave their son in an unsafe place when they could no longer care for him. Instead they had the courage to take the little one to a safe place knowing that he would be well cared for.

Jennifer252

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The mission of SAB is clear - to increase awareness about the Illinois Safe Haven Law so that lives are saved - lives of the innocent babies and the future of the parent. Volunteers of SAB are committed to this mission and work hard to spread the work through all avenues - through schools, through the media, through community health fairs, but largely by word of mouth. The efforts of this organization are effective and there is still much to be done until everyone knows that this law works to protect babies and their parents. The organization taps into the talents of each member so each person feels they are making a meaningful contribution.

Nik R.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I recently met one of our saved babies. To see the beautiful smile of a baby that might have not survived had our law not been in effect is truly gratifying! At SAB, you know that you are making a difference, and saving lives.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As one of the founding members of Save Abandoned Babies Foundation back in 2000, The Safe Haven Law (which SAB wrote and lobbied to get passed in August of 2001) has allowed 84 newborns to be safely relinquished under the law and placed in adoptive homes with loving parents. This law allows a parent to safely relinquish an unharmed newborn up to 30 days old to a STAFFED police station, fire station, hospital emergency room or medical emergency facility without fear of prosecution. SAB is dedicated to publicizing the existence of the Safe Haven Law, passing legislation to make the law better and trying to eliminate newborns being thrown in the trash and killed. 100% of the donations are used for this purpose, we are an all volunteer organization committed to saving newborn lives.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Save Abandoned Babies Foundation is on the forefront of important legislation and awareness programs in an effort to save babies lives. Whenever we hear news of a newborn who has been abandoned and left to die, we all feel sadness, but we also know there is work to be done to ensure everyone is aware of Illinois' Safe Haven Law. The foundation is run and supported by incredibly dedicated individuals, all of whom volunteer their time and talents without pay. It is a labor of love. We became involved when our daughter was safely handed over through the Safe Haven Law and eventually made her way to us through adoption. We have come to know many families who have also adopted Safe Haven babies and all these children are so precious. It is through the diligent efforts of the Save Abandoned Babies Foundation that the birthmothers of these children had an alternative to them that may well have prevented a terrible tragedy. Thanks go out to all the staff and volunteers of this very important charity that does so much good. They create loving families, save the lives of babies, provide peace of mind to birthmothers, and so much more.