New book “Blessed to have been Abandoned” by Monica Kelsey is released, an open-hearted and honest memoir about adoption, identity, and making a difference

May 04 13:58 2021

“Blessed to have been Abandoned: the Story of the Baby Box Lady” by Monica Kelsey has been released worldwide. This 124-page memoir follows the author’s journey through adoption, learning about her birth-parents, and finding her sense of self, as well as the larger story of Safe Haven laws and the tragedy of illegal abandonment. Readers will discover how Monica used her background to fuel a passion for protecting young children, the incredible work she’s done to save lives around the world through the Safe Haven Baby Box program, and how they can get involved to help abandoned babies in their own communities.

Blessed to have been Abandoned (ISBN: 9781736522417) can be purchased through retailers worldwide, including and Amazon. The paperback retails for $12.99. Wholesale orders are available through Ingram.

About the book:

Poignant, brutally honest, and triumphant, Blessed to have been Abandoned is the true story of Monica Kelsey, the founder of Safe Haven Baby Boxes. Follow Monica’s story as she discovers the secrets of her painful beginnings, the painful journey of her birth mother, and wrestling with being abandoned as an infant, yet being given the gift of an amazing forever family. Watch as Monica’s personal struggle births the vision for a national organization that is saving the lives of abandoned infants across the United States.

A heart wrenching yet ultimately victorious story, Blessed to have been Abandoned will take you through the pain, struggle, valleys, and mountain tops of Monica’s life, all of these pointing to the amazing hand of God. A testimony to God’s faithfulness and His plan and purpose, this book will encourage your own heart and help you find purpose through pain and we trust it will bring Glory to God, the Author of each one of our complicated, messy and inspiring journeys.

About the Author:

Monica Kelsey served our country as a Yeoman in the United States Navy for eight years. She then pursued a career as a medic and firefighter, serving the Fort Wayne, Indiana area. She is the founder of Safe Haven Baby Boxes, a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to education, awareness, and saving infants from abandonment through safe surrender at designated safe haven sites either face to face or utilizing an installed safety device called a baby box. Monica is the mother of 3 grown children and wife of Joe Kelsey, currently the Mayor of Woodburn, Indiana.

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