The City of Dothan celebrated the opening of a Safe Haven Baby Box on Friday.

Parents who are unable to keep their babies may place their infants in safe haven boxes to ensure they will be cared for until they are placed in a home.

State Rep. Donna Givens (R-Loxley) sponsored the bill that made baby boxes possible. Parents can surrender their babies up to 45 days after birth with no questions asked.

The box in Dothan is at Fire Station 1, at 510 Columbia Highway.

The box, the second built in Alabama this week, is available to Dothan and the surrounding areas.

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A box in Madison has already been used twice this year, according to officials. In 2023, 17 babies were surrendered in baby boxes nationwide.

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